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Frank van Essen & Dave Bainbridge - Luke

from Meditations of a Sound Mind vol. 1 by Frank van Essen



I have always loved this melody, Actually, I was there when Dave Bainbridge & Dave Fitzgerald first recorded this for the stellar Iona album "Book of Kells", back in 1992, in a studio in Ipswich, UK. I will never forget that moment, there was a profound sense of beauty and spiritual significance in the room. At least that was what I felt.
Dave B. and I regularly revisited this piece much later, always with added improvisations. This version was recorded in my studio in Collendoorn in 2011 while we were recording music for Iona's "Another Realm".
The complete title is "Luke - The Calf" - one of the 4 apostles depicted in the Book of Kells.


from Meditations of a Sound Mind vol. 1, released February 22, 2020
Dave Bainbridge - Keyboards
Frank van Essen - Viola, Ocean Drum, Cymbals


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Frank van Essen Collendoorn, Netherlands

"It is extremely rare to find a top class drummer play violin so beautifully. Add to that composer, arranger and producer skills, and you can imagine that the musical result will be somewhat special. Frank van Essen is such a musician. Known for his powerful drumming & violin playing for UK band Iona and his strings for DJ Martin Garrix, he is venturing out into a whole musical world of his own". ... more

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