My mate and colleague Dan Mar-Molinero’s bigband album ‘Taproot’ has just been released. I played keys on all 5 tracks on the album, which was recorded remotely during the pandemic lockdowns. Dan is a super talented saxophonist and composer. It was great to learn and play his excellent tunes and particularly loved ‘Our Place’, probably as I feature as soloist in the second half!
Some mega musicians feature on the album. Give it a listen!
Excited to be playing piano as part of the Dan Mar-Molinero Jazz Orchestra at Turner Sims on 19 March. Super interesting project with another colleague from the University of Southampton Tom Irvine. We’ll be playing charts from Dan’s new album, sometimes with a jazz robot! What’s not to love!
The amazing Duncan Honeybourne recorded some of his Contemporary Soundbite commissions in July and is released on various channels and on a great new CD by Prima Facie today. The recording of my ‘From the Sublime to the Ridiculous’ sounds absolutely fantastic.
COVID-19 lockdown has been a hectic and strange time for all of us. I’ve not been massively creative, with a lot of my gigs and activities being cancelled, and a busy time working at the University of Southampton.
However, the fantastic pianist Duncan Honeybourne (and my colleague at Southampton) approached me to see if I’d like to write a short piece for his Contemporary Piano Soundbites series. From the Sublime to the Ridiculous is what came out…
Excited that Duncan is recording a bunch of these pieces for a CD later this year.
My dear friend and co-swerverite Robin Grey has released his second album, ‘Strangers with Shoes‘, on which I appear on several tracks. Definitely worth downloading this one – for anyone interested I’m particularly pleased with my Rhodes playing on ‘Ninety Days’!!
Parental advisory on the lyrics to this one…
Congratulations to Robin for another great album release. This is my favourite track from the album (I’m not on it!), ‘Shakes and Shudders’…
I will be performing a new piece for improvising keys, electric guitar and electronics with Arthur Carabott and an improvisation with Sam Hayden (laptop) in a gig featuring Sussex University music postgraduate work. Should be fun and some interesting sounds..
Madelaine Hart has just released her debut ep, L.A.A, recording by Robin Grey for the modify the van creative commons label. I am on piano on ‘You Ain’t Grieving’ – the whole ep is definitely worth a listen and it’s free to download!!