Between or Beyond Mike Nock
- 1Between or Beyond05:13
- 2The Squire05:28
- 5Denim Dance06:48
- 6Lady Love04:59
- 7Wax Planet04:01
- 8Space Bugaloo04:04
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Between or Beyond – The Mike Nock Underground – a classic recorded in 1970 at the legendary MPS Studio Villingen in Germany’s Black Forest with the FOURTH WAY rhythm section (Eddie Marshall drums, Ron McClure electric bass, Mike Nock piano and electric piano) for the first time in high-resolution audio.
Between or Beyond – a fusion of rock, funk and jazz that spins from soulful grooves all the way to the outer edge. Kiwi Keyboardist Mike Nock had already worked with jazz giants Coleman Hawkins, Sam Rivers, and John Handy before co-founding the ground-breaking San Fran fusion group the Fourth Way.
That extraordinary group’s rhythm section has come along for the ride on Nock’s 1970 MPS release. The title piece constructs an up-tempo experiment in sounds, time, and space – quite a trip!
Funk with feeling drives The Squire, with a nod to fellow fusion pioneers Weather Report. Hobgoblin is a swinging classic example of Nock’s acoustic side, while on the slightly darker Outfall, he trades between acoustic and electric piano. Denim Dance offers up a funky blues that would get anyone born in the Age of Aquarius up and dancing to Nock’s polytonal riffs. Lady Love, a medium tempo piece in ¾, exposes Nock’s more pensive, romantic side. A classic by one of the contemporary keyboard masters.
Mike Nock, electric piano, piano
Ron McClure, bass
Eddie Marshall, drums
Recorded at MPS Studio Villingen, Black Forest, June 29, 1970
Engineered by Rolf Donner
Produced by H.G. Brunner-Schwer, Joachim E. Berendt
Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognized as an important voice in Australian modern music.
Based in Sydney since 1986, he previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists.
His compositions include orchestral music, woodwind / percussion ensembles, electronic / choral works etc., and have been recorded and performed by a range of jazz & non-jazz performers.
Attracting many awards and honours over his lengthy career in 2014 he was awarded the Don Banks Music Award, the most valuable individual music award in Australia.
In 2009 he was inducted into the Bell Awards Australian Jazz Hall of Fame and in 2003 presented with the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).
In 2010 a biography of Mike’s life and career was published: Serious Fun: The Life and Music of Mike Nock. (Norman Meehan, Victoria University Press) As music director of Naxos Jazz from 1996 to 2002 he oversaw the production of more than 60 internationally released CDs.
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