Cover image: SLEEP WON'T COMEJohn McNeil: Sleep Won't Come
(OmniTone 15208)

Trumpeter, composer, and part-time insomniac John McNeil's musical portrayals of lying-awake-at-4AM-staring-at-nothing scenes, ranging from piano tone-cluster mashing tunes to ECM-like grooves to Miles-ish muse, along with an Irish traditional song, and even a demented polka.

Joined by pianist Jeff Jenkins, a New York 1980s new music scene ex-pat now living in Denver, and Mile High-area bassist Kent McLagan, this album is probably John's most adventurous ever and yet retains the musicality, virtuosity, and humor John is known for worldwide.

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John McNeil, trumpet
Jeff Jenkins, piano, prepared piano
Kent McLagan, bass


For sound samples,
click on MP3 (for an MP3 sample) or WMA (for Windows Media).

1.  Sleep Won't Come (2:26) MP3 WMA
2.  The Other World (7:42) MP3 WMA
3.  The Water Is Wide (Traditional) (3:37) MP3 WMA
4.  Wired Together (Jeff Jenkins) (1:35) MP3 WMA
5.  Each Moment Remains (7:18) MP3 WMA
6.  Escape from Beigeland (Jenkins) (6:43) MP3 WMA
7.  Penumbra (McNeil, Jenkins) (4:24) MP3 WMA
8.  Polka Party (3:20) MP3 WMA
9.  Somnambulation (4:42) MP3 WMA
10.  Nanotech (5:59) MP3 WMA
11.  World without Velcro (McNeil, Jenkins) (2:05) MP3 WMA

Recorded on 4-6 May 2003 and 2-3 April 2004 at Mile High Music in Denver, Colorado.

Recording engineer: Scott Griess
Mastering engineer: Katherine Miller

Album designer: Alicia Krueger
Cover art: Sleep Won't Come, Robin Palanker, pastel and dry pigment on paper, 15" x 17", 2003

Producer: John McNeil
Executive producer: Frank Tafuri

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