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The Healing Process

by Andy Gayle & The Descendants of Jubal

Full studio production from Andy Gayle, one of the finest Jazz musicians and Saxophonists in the Midlands, the album seamlessly takes in many genres including Classical and Celtic Folk whilst retaining it's Jazz core. Features some fine self-penned tunes.
Genre: Jazz: Crossover Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Handouts In the Rain
7:04 $0.99
2. Drying Up My Tears
3:53 $0.99
3. From The Storm
6:10 $0.99
4. The Healing Process
7:15 $0.99
5. Soho Road
9:20 $0.99
6. God Bless the Child
4:20 $0.99
7. Chlôe
5:03 $0.99
8. When Words Fail
7:15 $0.99
9. All For Love
5:13 $0.99
10. The City Hums Your Name
3:10 $0.99
11. For All We Know
5:58 $0.99
12. Eternal Father (Jamaica Land We Love)
2:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
About “The Healing Process”

In all of our lives we feel at some point that we cannot cope or are tested to what we feel is a breaking point, be it in the everyday “grind” or our most personal moments.

It is at these times, that a kind word or gesture can be all that is needed, to reassure and guide a kindred spirit through the eye of a turbulent storm.
The “Healing Process“ is a celebration and musical testimony to the enduring qualities of the human spirit, as felt and experienced through my own personal journey of heartache, loneliness, rejection, anger, shame, humility, re-affirmation, belief, acceptance, forgiveness, redemption, jubilation, and finally healing…which is something we all need at some level...
...May I add, my personal “Healing Process”...

…is still a work in progress.

However, and more importantly, my primary intention in making this recording was to try to offer a shoulder to lean on and empathy for anyone who is feeling isolated and “blue”, by trying to pass on some of the Healing that I have received, in the Process of making this recording. The Healing Process is often a lonely experience and if my musical offerings can act as a positive “emotional” cushion to assist anyone in their journey and remind them, on their way, that they are not forgotten and alone then my efforts will have not been made in vain, but will have served a purpose for which I am honoured to have served.

My belief that music can heal will have been truly realised.

The inspiration for the healing process was conceived in 2006, after a long period of hospitalisation, during which I was diagnosed with a bi-polar condition. Following my subsequent release from hospital I encountered for the first time a form of discrimination by employers and some of the general public towards my condition and actual abilities to contribute effectively in the workplace or society in general. After many unsuccessful attempts to gain employment as a music teacher, for which I am trained and qualified, I felt I was left with no option but to create my own “Work”...but...on my terms.

I felt a need to try and make sense of my condition and write a body of music that in some way expressed many deeply held thoughts, beliefs and aspirations that I have never had the privilege to share with another human being. I also wanted to try and challenge outdated paradigms, and prove to myself that, despite being affected by a mental health issue, I can serve a useful and functional role in society whilst still embracing and harnessing certain aspects of my condition to yield positivity.

I was extremely fortunate to have been assigned a Community Mental Health Nurse called Miss Marjorie Notice, who was the first person to take time to listen to my plans. She treated me as a “somebody”, and further showed her faith in my abilities by introducing me to Miss Sue Turner, effectively putting her professional reputation on the line in order to help me realise my vision. Miss Turner is a very understanding person who quickly grasped the essence of what I was trying to achieve and, thanks to her intervention, I was able to gain a commission to write the “Healing Process” from the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS foundation Trust, of which Miss Turner is the chief executive.

For me, the “Healing Process”, was a total learning curve, and if I have learned anything from this experience, then I would say it is to not judge and have, trust, belief, patience, understanding, humility, and love.

Furthermore, I am convinced that when combined these elements begin to constitute the basis of the “Healing Process”.

Tracklisting and Credts:

1: Handouts in the Rain - Havens (7.03)
2: Drying up my Tears - (3.53)
3: From the Storm - (6.10)
4: The Healing Process - (7.14)
5: Soho Road - (9.20)
6: God Bless the Child - Holiday/Herzog (4.20)
7: Chlôe - (5.03)
8: When Words Fail - (7.15)
9: All for Love - (5.13)
10: The City Hums Your Name - (3.09)
11: For All We Know - Coots/Lewis (5.58)
12: Eternal Father (Jamaica Land We Love) - Sherlock/Lightbourne (2.38)
All tunes written by Andy Gayle unless stated.

Recorded/Robbannas/Birmingham/England/March-November 2010 - Sound Engineers/Adam Foster/Tom Pickett/Miguel Seco - Mixed/Andy Gayle/Miguel Seco - Mastered/Miguel Seco - Photography/Jeremy Streeter(Front Cover/p8 on CD)/3 Hendy(pp2&3 on CD)/Mike Green (pp4&5 on CD)/Dick Jones(pp6&7 on CD, CD inlay, disc) - Layout & Design/Dick Jones
Produced/Andy Gayle/John McKinley/Marjorie Notice - Executive Producers/Andy Gayle/Chlôé Gayle-Powell/Daniel Gayle

The Descendants of Jubal are:
Andy Gayle Tenor/Soprano/Saxophone
Andy Peate/Trumpet & Piano (Tracks 9 & 10)
John McKinley/Guitar/Mandolin
(Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, &12)
“Koenig”/Guitar (Track 1)
André Bassing/Piano (Tracks 2 & 3)
Edgar Macías/Piano (Tracks 5, 7, 8, &9)
Adam Gilchrist/Bass (Tracks 2 & 3)
Mike Green/Bass (Tracks 4, 5, &11)
Tom Hill/Bass (Tracks 1, 8, & 9)
Smudge/Bass (Track 7)
Pete Hammond/Drums (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, & 11)
Wayne Scott/Drums (Tracks 2 & 3)Eddie McGuire/Percussion (Tracks 3 & 5)
Michelle Brogan/Vocals (Tracks 1, 2, & 10)
Mike Bethel/Vocals (Track 1)
“Heartstrings” Quartet/Strings (Track 2)
Glen Taylor/String Arrangement (Track 2)

Thanks to all the musicians who have helped me to try and express my voice” You are Beautiful”...furthermore I know of no other word that can possibly convey my heartfelt gratitude to you... I thank you all. I also, thank all my immediate family & children Chlôe and Daniel, true friends, and the people of Birmingham who have always helped and supported me in times of need.

A Special thank you to Kristen Kennedy, for putting up with me and listening when no one else wanted to, and also a heartfelt thank you to my long time friend and musical associate John McKinley (far left). “I could not have done it without your help” Too much respect goes out to Koenig, thank you for breaking your musical sabbatical to assist me, I am honoured.

A massive debt of gratitude is also owed to my musical role models, “Sir” Papa Saxa, Andy Hamilton MBE, Andy Peate, Steve Ajao, Tony Beat, Dutch Lewis, Alan Danpierre, Bill O’Loughlin, Jean Toussaint to name but a few…so if I’ve missed anyone I apologise. Once again, I humbly place myself before you the public. Hear my voice, moreover hear your voice! “Listen and together we will dance”

This Album is dedicated to altruism, Belief, Peace, Love, and the kind words and deeds of “Sister” Marjorie Notice (You are a true credit to your Vocation), Sue Turner, Chris Tidman, and all the nameless that constitute the NHS. I thank you from the depths of my Heart, for giving me the opportunity to be a “Lion” if only for a brief moment in time.
This record is also dedicated to all the Descendants of Jubal, past, present and more importantly future, and last but not least to our most creative force, The Lord God Almighty.

Respect, Andy Gayle.



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