Gerald Clark, also known as The Great Divide, has joined forces with many well known artists from all different genres to bring us a brand new three track EP, Ibrahim.
The New Zealand born and London based composer’s 3 tracks are all jam packed full of emotion and explore the theme of the contrast between the ‘old world’ and ‘the new world’ and feeling a loyalty to the traditions of the past, but unable to fully embrace the value system of the present.
Stream the EP here on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/geraldcmin6/sets/ibrahim-ep-the-great-divide-featuring-robert-wyatt/s-QiS4j
The record features a guest appearance from iconic progressive rock vocalist Robert Wyatt, who sings and contributes tenor horn on the title track ‘Ibrahim’.
Gerald said: ‘Robert liked a jazz album I made 3 years ago. He gave it as one of his ‘albums of 2013’ in an interview. I frequently hear his voice in my head when I’m writing, so I wrote to him and asked if he’d consider it and fortunately he did.’
A future full-length album is in the works, set to include performances from other well-established names including esteemed trumpet virtuoso Byron Wallen, guitarist Neil Taylor (who has worked with the likes of Tears for Fears, Robbie Williams and Chris De Burgh), jazz composer Alex Roth (who has worked with Alice Zawadski and contributes guitar) and West End vocalist Daniel Fletcher (stars in Rock of Ages).
Ibrahim is set for released through Gerald’s own label The Interrupting Sheep available on 16th September.