Shane Cooper releasing new EP, HAPPENSTANCE, on Kit Records

Following his incredible SSFBT Volume I & II releases jazz bassist, and composer Shane Cooper gets ready to share his stunning sound journey titled HAPPENSTANCE.

The award-winning artist was approached late last year by the Centre For The Less Good Idea to create audio work; Cooper recorded most of the project on a vintage reel-to-reel tape machine inherited from his father.

Inspired by Egyptian composer Halim El-Dabh the two-track project sees Cooper drawing on his network in the thriving South African jazz scene, HAPPENSTANCE features a talented array of musicians including Bokani Dyer (piano), Cara Stacey (bows), Daliwonga Tshangela (cello), Gontse Makhene (percussion), Jonno Sweetman (percussion) and Micca Manganye (percussion). 

Recorded over two days of free-flowing composition, and improvisation the results – two epic, standalone pieces that embody the spirit of freedom. Wow, the opening piece ‘Static’ is just flawless and showcases Cooper’s phenomenal talent.

Pre-order HAPPENSTANCE here in advance of its 26th April release, check out the tracklisting and artwork below.


1. Static

2. Skins

CF Smith

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