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This photograph was taken outside the Bull's Head in Barnes, one of London's most famous jazz venues where we spent our one day rehearsal for the sessions. Barnes is in South West London not far from where I live. But far enough away from some of the musicians' homes in Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Rochester and Watford and still the full band was assembled on time. A day of rest/panic followed whence we reassembled in Dick Hammet's Red Gables Studios in North London. Two full day's of recording followed. The band were on time, fully focussed and really positive. It was great to work with such fun and professional musicians. Dick's professional knowledge and amusing manner, not to mention the continuous tea and biscuits was very helpful. There were a couple more sessions for mixing and overdubbing (mine mostly as I hadn't actually looked at my parts before the sessions!) and I must thank Pete Freshney for his focussed and fantastic professional mixing job.
Anyway, who played? The band comprised some of the most talented musicans in the country - some very well known to anyone who is interested in contemporary jazz and some who will undoubtedly become well known in the future. For the most part, the music was through composed but the solos were all the featured musicians own work giving the pieces a massive hike in quality. Thanks to all of them.
"...experimental brass-led jazz...Such breadth of imagination ensures an album of harmonic invention as found alive and kicking throughout..A real must for fans of eclectic, no limits, liberated soloing" (Musician Spring 2007)
"This guitarist's compositions for 14 piece belong to a quirky English heritage. Brass choral arrangements sit quite effectively alongside music influenced by John Dankworth and Canterbury prog through to Loose Tubes" (Jazzwise November 2006)