Invasion Force

by The Jazz Invaders

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Our debut album: eight original compositions recorded in two days at the Northern Recording Studios. Music written by John Kotre, except Tarawanga by Chris Dee.


released March 30, 2017

The line-up at the time of recording was trumpet (plus flugelhorn, pocket trumpet & electric trumpet) by John Kotre, saxophones (tenor & soprano) by Chris Dee, Anthony Adams on electric and acoustic guitar, Andreas Tawn on bass and Mark Robertson on drums.



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The Jazz Invaders Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

The Jazz Invaders are a five-piece group led by John Kotre. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the band played regularly across Tyneside and built up a large volume of straight-ahead jazz, jazz-funk and Afro-Latin originals.

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Track Name: When You're Around
Take a look at me, a highly independent girl,
high life devotee, indulging in the social whirl.
But now I've met somebody
who's changed my point of view,
introducing reason and rhyme,
for what I thought was colour was predominantly blue,
and what I thought was happiness, just a waste of time.

When you're around I see clearly,
all the beauties that I've never seen before.
When you're around I hear birds begin to sing again.
When you're around, all the pieces of my lonely life,
all the fragments of my broken heart,
they all fit when you're around.

When you're around, withered flowers
of my spirits, rise and burst into full bloom.
When you're around, you turn Winter into Spring again.
When you're around, I know feelings that I tried to hide,
that were locked away so deep inside.
Foolish pride you've washed away.
I feel loved when you're around,
and I want you around to stay.