Luke Sellick Christmas EP
Bassist-of-choice for top-tier artists Russell Malone, Johnny O’Neal, Jimmy Greene and others, LUKE SELLICK is a compelling newcomer on the jazz scene. Raised in the rich and eclectic musical climate of Winnipeg, Canada, Luke’s musical journey lead him to New York where he attended The Juilliard School and was mentored by legendary bassist Ron Carter. He apprenticed musically with pianist Johnny O’Neal, performing weekly in classic New York clubs Smoke, Smalls and Mezzrow.
Luke currently lives in Harlem, NYC. He has recently appeared in concert with Russell Malone, Donald Vega, Orrin Evans, Carl Allen, Renee Rosnes and many others, at venues including The Village Vanguard, Blue Note and Jazz Standard. Luke’s debut album ALCHEMIST was released in March 2017 on the Cellar Live label, featuring a cast of brilliant instrumentalists from New York’s next generation.
Luke’s musical philosophy is epitomized in the words of J.S. Bach, that “the end of all music is none other than glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit”.
About the Christmas EP:
From New York-based, Winnipeg-born bassist LUKE SELLICK comes his Christmas EP, a holiday follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut Alchemist, released earlier this year. The EP features familiar NYC-based collaborators Andrew Renfroe, Jordan Pettay, Jimmy MacBride and Curtis Nowosad, up-and-comer Julius Rodriguez, NYC mainstays Jesse Fischer and Matt Marantz, and award-winning vocalists Sheena Rattai (Red Moon Road) and Erin Propp.
Sellick has crafted a rich sonic palette including saxophones, vocals, guitar, drums, electric bass and a multitude of vintage keyboards and synthesizers reminiscent of classic Gospel and R&B. Likewise, he has chosen to interpret and re-imagine a nostalgic mix of songs from his childhood, including four Christmas hymns (O Come Emanuel, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Good Christian Friends Rejoice), a 20th Century classic (Do You Hear What I Hear?) and the new-year’s anthem, Auld Lang Syne. The power of a great holiday album is its ability to keep the listener coming back to it year-in and year-out; with his Christmas EP, Luke Sellick has put a refreshing spin on favourite tunes that will do just that.
1. Good Christian Friends (feat. Erin Propp)
2. God Rest Ye Merry
3. O Come Emanuel (feat. Sheena Rattai)
4. Do You Hear What I Hear
5. Hark The Herald (feat. Sheena Rattai)
6. Auld Lang Syne
Luke Sellick: basses, keyboards, synthesizers, B3 & pipe organ
Sheena Rattai: vocal
Erin Propp: vocal
Julius Rodriguez: keyboards and synthesizers
Jesse Fischer: B3 organ and synthesizers
Matt Marantz: tenor saxophone and EWI
Jordan Pettay: alto saxophone
Curtis Nowosad: drums and percussion
Jimmy Macbride: drums
Andrew Renfroe: guitar
Produced by: Luke Sellick
Recorded at: Electrik Indigo Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered by: Jesse Fischer
Additional engineering: Jordan Jackiew, Larry Roy
Mixed by: Jesse Fischer & Matt Marantz
Mastered by: Matt Marantz
Photography: Todd Sellick
Design: Ben Sellick
© Luke Sellick Music 2017