A Late Night Hession Session

Until now, Seán Hession has recorded material well-known to Sintraphiles. The album you now hold in your hand represents a new direction. Not that he has forsaken the big-band format that has brought him so many fans (as if!), but he has felt for a while that the time was ripe for a change of pace. This collection of lesser-known songs, partnership with master guitarist Louis Stewart and the reflective mood show a new side to Seán.

With the sympathetic backing of alto sax/clarinettist Ciaran Wilde, guitarist John Moriarty, Dave Fleming on double bass and Tom Dunne on drums, the set creates a feeling of quiet relaxation. Picture a glowing fire, glass of wine and that special person snuggling close! The new selection of songs is a gamut from love new-found ("Love Is Just Around The Corner") to love lost ("Drinking Again") and as the old song says, "All The Stops Along The Way".

Turn down the lights, ease up the volume and enjoy!

Dave Gold.

 

THE MUSICIANS

Louis Stewart Gibson L5 Acoustic
Arch Top Guitar: Tracks 2, 4, 8, 15
Antoine Pappalardo Classical Guitar: Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14
Cort Electric Guitar: Tracks 3, 9, 12, 13
John Moriarty 'Nemesis' Acoustic/Electric & Arch Top Guitar: All Tracks
Ciaran Wilde Alto Saxophone: Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13
Clarinet: Tracks 3, 10, 12, 14, 15
Dave Fleming Double Bass
Tom Dunne Drums
Sean Hession Vocals

Recorded and Engineered by Dave McCune at The Ventry, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, Ireland February 2007.
All song arrangements by Louis Stewart
Produced by Louis Stewart
Executive Producer: Sean Hession
Mixed by Dave Gold and Dave McCune
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain Inc., Orlando Florida, USA. bobkatz@digido.com
Cover Photography: Brendan Bourke
Artwork: Jim Fleming