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The Abode

by Jake Leckie

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    Pressed at New Orleans Record Press, Lacquer Cut by Rareform Mastering

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The Abode 05:50
Metis 05:50
Bam Bam 06:10
Mutuality 05:27
Negev 05:00
Perseverance 07:53


All Compositions by Jake Leckie
Recorded at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn June 19 & July 3 2018.

Co-produced with Adam Hopkins
String arrangements by Danny Jonokuchi
Lyrics for "After The Flood" by Rebecca Messner Leckie

Engineered by Eli Crews
Additional Engineering by Michael Coleman
Mastered by A.T. Michael MacDonald
Photo by Abbey Mackay
Layout by Saya Russell

1. The Abode
2. Metis
3. Bam Bam
4. Mutuality
5. Negev
6. Morning Sound
7. After the Flood
8. Perseverance

Special thanks to Parkchester Baptist Church, Chauncey Yearwood, Clay Williams, Bing and Tiffany Morrast, and Shahzad Ismaily.

"The Boston-born bassist's recording locates itself solidly within the acoustic jazz tradition yet never sounds less than current, its broad stylistic scope reflective of his 'polyphonic openness to anything and everything.'" - Textura

"it doesn’t matter whether Jake Leckie runs with an old-school or new-school approach, the result is a warm sound crackling with life." - Dave Sumner Bird is the Worm Album of the Day

"Leckie leaps in and goes to town on bass—a jazz star is surely born. " - Chris Mosey, 4.5/5 Stars, All About Jazz

"...his bass is strong and robust with a resonant rounded sound." - Brian Homer, UK Vibe

“This is not so much about the problem of restricting emigration to the country … but about human migration in a broader sense. After all, Leckie himself, who changed one coast to another - is a migrant, and because a good half of the members of this album living today in New York were born outside the States…” - Leonid Auskern, Jazz Square

"It is in the opening seconds of this song that we hear the string quartet arrangement... which, untypical for the modern jazz album, immediately raises the eyebrows and thus attracts a stronger appreciation for everything that will follow in the next three quarters of an hour." - Ivan Laic, Ravno do DNA Magazin Pop Kulture

“Strings on jazz records often feel like an afterthought. On Jake Leckie’s The Abode, they are integral to the compositions.” - Brian Krock, composer/bandleader of Big Heart Machine

"His composition “Negev” is one of my favorites. In the liner notes, we’re told it is inspired by Abraham’s journey through the Negev desert after he was banished from Egypt. This tune moves at a straight-ahead, up-tempo pace with Leckie pumping his bass like a heartbeat." - Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs

"The last song "Perseverance" also has spiritual connotations and completes this very tasty and receptive album that certainly proves that in the future the eyes of the jazz world will be directed to the name and work of Jake Leckie." - Ivan Laic, Ravno do DNA Magazin Pop Kulture

"The Abode is a really strong debut from Jake Leckie – very listenable and accessible with a very high standard of musicianship – now who will book the band for a UK tour?" - Brian Homer, UK Vibe

"High octane throughout, there's just as much steak here as there is sizzle." - Midwest Record


released January 25, 2019

Jake Leckie - Bass
Kenny Warren - Trumpet / Flugelhorn
Nathan Ellman-Bell - Drums
Sebastien Ammann - Piano

With Guests:
Caroline Davis - Saxophone (track 8)
Alexis Morrast - Vocals (track 7)
Daniel Prim - Percussion (track 2, 3, 7, 8)
Andrei Matorin - Violin (track 1, 7, 8)
Tomoko Omura - Violin (track 1, 7, 8)
Agustin Uriburu - Cello (track 1, 7, 8)
Ivey Paige - Organ (track 6)
Brenda Trotter-Workman - Tambourine (track 6)


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Jake Leckie Los Angeles, California

From Boston, MA. Toured with Harlem Gospel Travelers, Sixto "Sugarman" Rodriguez, and Cat Toren's “Human Kind.” Played Blue Note, Apollo, Newport, Montreal, and Havana Jazz Fests. Shared stage or studio with Hitomi Oba, Susan Alcorn, Matthew Whittaker, Christopher Mcbride, Eli Paperboy Reed, Cris Jacobs, Cesar Orozco, Lyn Taitt, Warren Wolf, Ran Blake, Mash Potangos, and Matana Roberts. ... more

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