Here is a little funky sax trio I made. Let me know if there is an interest in buying the score.
Pianist Vladimir Miller has been writing and recording an incredible suite of songs recently. I was very happy to be asked to add my clarinets and saxophones to some of them. Here is a stunning video for the song: “What’s Inside Your Head?” where I play the bass clarinet.
I write my songs under the name Bear Valley Mountain. Swedish people know what I mean… Here is a lyrics video to the song Orphan Train. Check out more songs on Spotify or wherever you stream music.
Here is a clip of Björn & the Brothers of Rhythm from a show at the 1066 Jazz Club.
You can hear my saxophone on this amazing track!
Check out more of her music at her web site.
I’ve been quiet here for a little while. Meanwhile I’ve been busy in the real world getting some projects together. Please enjoy Duke Ellington’s first hit in our version:
I’m very excited about being part of this project! Get your tickets now!
Extraordinary theatre in a unique space
There’s something Pollock in his application of paint, a touch of the Izzard in his gadding, a big dose of Mother Teresa in his care of the vulnerable and minority cultures and a slither of Cruella de Vil when he loses his cool. Thank you to ticket bookers for the August production inspired by eccentric recollections of Alia Aivazovsky on his celebrated grandfather Ivan, stowed in drawers in Paris and London.
Continue reading The house of the man who painted the sea
I am very proud to announce that the jazz musical “My Friend Lester” about the relationship between Billie Holiday and Lester Young will be coming to The Jermyn Street Theatre, London June 11 and The Merlin Theatre in Frome June 16. The play is written by Maria McAteer and she plays the part of Billie Holiday and I play Lester Young. We also have the incredible musicians John Donaldson on piano and Simon Thorpe on double bass.
As I wrote in my last post, it’s lovely when something you’ve recorded has been released. This one is a little bit old but it deserves a feature. Nicoletta has recorded a beautiful album called “Altre Me” and I play on a fair bit of it. There’s also a lot of fantastic performances of other Brighton musicians on it as well as an incredible track with the Kocani Orkestar. Here I play barytone sax and clarinet. I just wished I had been flown to New York to record the music video 🙂
It’s always nice when something you have recorded gets released. I transcribed, arranged and recorded the horns on this funky track by Grinny Grandad. Alto and barytone by me, trumpet by Bob and trombone by Barnaby Davies. If you need horns for your song get in touch!