Brave World is a new piece of mine for jazz sextet and small chamber orchestra. .I started writing the six movements of the piece in 2015 and then started workshopping and rehearsing it with the students of Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music And Dance. The piece also FEATURES some of my favourite UK jazz musicians who I've worked a lot over the years including Seb Rochford (drums) Liam Noble (piano) Tom Herbert (bass) and John Parricelli (guitar). Serious productions in London got involved and before long we had sorted out a gig at the 2016 London Jazz Festival, the clips below are both from that first performance on November 13th 2016. Next stage is to find a way of recording the piece for a CD to be released in 2018. Watch this space!
Trinity Laban Shapeshifter Orchestra with: Mark Lockheart (saxophones) / Liam Noble (piano) / John Parricelli (Guitar) / Tom Herbert (bass) / Seb Rochford (drums)
A little taster of some of the music from the first performance of 'Brave World'. Featuring Mark Lockheart ( tenor sax) John Parricelli ( guitar) Liam Noble ( piano) Tom Herbert ( bass) Seb Rochford ( drums) Will Harvey (violin) Alice Leggett ( alto sax) and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 'Shapeshifter' Ensemble conducted by John Ashton Thomas.