Jonathan Wilson has announced details of his new album, Fanfare.
Listen to a track from Fanfare, “Dear Friend”, here.
The album, which will be released through Bella Union on October 14, is the follow up to 2011’s Gentle Spirit.
“Fanfare as a word represents a fanciful showing, a bodacious movement of energy, a celebration of sound,” explains Wilson. “Something to signify an arrival, a very special occasion.”
The album was recorded over a nine-month period at Wilson’s Fivestar Studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles, and then mixed at Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters studio in Santa Monica.
Guests appearing on the album include Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman, Wilco’s Patrick Sansone, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers. Additionally, Wilson co-wrote several songs on the record with Roy Harper: Wilson and his band will also feature on Harper’s album, Man And Myth.
“There are an awful lot of wizards on this album; wizards of all ages and life experiences, all these amazing voices and musicians. There is a high degree of musical prowness and pedigree here. Cross-generational musical sharing and passing down traditions is very important to me, and is something that must continue. This is the way you keep the fanfare’s blowing, this is how you keep the energies interacting.”