John Wheatcroft – First Light (DistroKid 2022)

Recording for First Light started during lockdown, after John recovered from a particularly traumatic battle, including a spell in hospital due to Covid 19. Fortunately, he has now made a full and complete recovery, but the experience definitely made an impact on the music.

This stripped down recording of exclusively original compositions features just John on both acoustic or arch top jazz guitar in duet with double-bass virtuoso, Mark Rose.

This is a beautiful, often quiet and considered collection of John’s own fabulous compositions, played with a cool head and faultless, breathtaking technique – Nigel Price (London Jazz News)

This is so beautiful, I love this CD – Tomo Fujita

First Light is available from iTunes and Amazon

Track Listing

1- Full Swing (2:40)
2- Everything On (4:55)
3- Unclaimed Treasure (2:17)
4- First Light (6:16)
5- End Of Every Road (5:38)
6- King & Queen (4:39)
7- One Over The Eight (4:59)
8- Butterfly (4:51)
9- Tin Roof Soul (4:28)
10- Already In The Past (2:02)

All compositions – John Wheatcroft

A limited number of signed physical copies are available direct from John for £10 including post and packaging. Please send your address and email via the ‘Contact’ page and we’ll be in touch to arrange delivery/payment.

John Wheatcroft – Guitars (Benedetto Bravo, Aylward Petit Bouche, Aylward Nylon String)

Mark Rose – Double Bass

Photography – Matt D Brady

Artwork – Dominick Hinchcliffe

Mixing & Mastering – Tom Davidson

Recorded 2022 at WCJ Studios, Liverpool and Rokit Studios, London

IRSC Codes:

Full Swing UK9AT2200001
Everything On UK9AT2200002
Unclaimed Treasure UK9AT2200003
First Light UK9AT2200004
End Of Every Road UK9AT2200005
King & Queen UK9AT2200006
One Over The Eight UK9AT2200007
Butterfly UK9AT2200008
Tin Roof Soul UK9AT2200009
Already In The Past UK9AT2200010