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Falling Towards You (Strong Cotton Socks)
Strong Cotton Socks is a trio made up of James Macaulay on trombone, Flora Carbo on winds, and Merinda Dias-Jayasinha on vocals.
The band came together quite spontaneously and collaboratively. Inspired by Dias-Jayasinha’s performance at a late-night jam session at the Jazzlab following the Melbourne Jazz Festival, Macaulay sent her a sketch for a chorale. The following day Dias-Jayasinha responded with lyrics for it, prompting them to organise a jam and inviting mutual friend, Flora Carbo, along. It worked so well that Strong Cotton Socks was born, making their debut at the Jazzlab in early 2019.
Playing arrangements of original repertoire, Strong Cotton Socks collaborate to bring words and music together in a chamber-like setting with space to breathe, pause and to improvise. From through-composed arrangements of songs and shorter set pieces, to longer works featuring more improvisation, everyone contributed arrangements in a very natural, collaborative process.
1. Transposed 1’42
2. Sleep Through 3’00
3. Falling Towards You: I 3’24
4. Falling Towards You: II 1’48
5. Falling Towards You: III 3’41
6. Lately 4’03
7. Dreams of Tokyo 7’21
8. Stroop 4’44
9. Flowers Away 2’36
10. Flordrey 3’06
Strong Cotton Socks
James Macauley – trombone
Flora Carbo – saxophone
Merinda Dias-Jayasinha – vocals