MARK LOCKHEART, ROGER SAYER & JOHN ASHTON-THOMAS
Released in 2019 on Edition Records, Salvator Mundi is the majestic and atmospherically-rich album from saxophonist Mark Lockheart, organist Roger Sayer, and composer & arranger John Ashton-Thomas, recorded in the beautiful acoustics of Temple Church, London. Featuring interpretations of early Renaissance composers, including Stamford, Blow, Purcell and Tallis, as well as new works by John Ashton-Thomas, Salvator Mundi is a captivating balance of sounds, genre and musicianship at its most glorious and resonant.
“...this delightful CD...As each piece develops, moods come and go, but the sense of sanctuary remains, albeit made contemporary by the subtle phrasing and lyrical flutters of Lockheart’s sax. The jazz musician, having absorbed the church’s flavours, remains intact, and Sayer complements each train of thought. Thomas’s compositions also capture the essence of an English parish church through a modern lens to round out a project that avoids archaism while being rooted in the past” **** FINANCIAL TIMES ****
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