Formed by Neil Cowley - the keyboard man with Zero 7 – and Ben Mynott, Fragile State released two instrumental, cool jazz albums in 2003/4. “Seraya” comes from “The Facts and the Dreams” and is more downbeat than other tracks, and as such, has that cool vibe that makes sitting listening such a pleasure. Immersive, sublime, melodic. My kind of music.
I remember playing this to some of my pupils before a lesson and one of them saying, ‘sir, my dad would like this…’ Hmm…here’s hoping dad wasn’t that old!
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”