Groups

More about David Gordon Trio here
On either harpsichord or piano, or both, I play a wide variety of music in any given programme.  On harpsichord, most of the pieces I play incorporate a large degree of improvisation, whether divisions, variations, improvised preludes, improvised fugues, or on suggestions from the audience.  Piano recitals mix a few pieces from the classical canon with my own originals and a South American set – featuring the music of tango piano magician Horacio Salgán.

‘An awesome jazz musician, composing dazzling melodies with extraordinary harmonies, and playing with exceptional swing, demonstrating a brilliant virtuoso technique. His world-class playing has the reach and breadth of continual inventiveness and sensitivity.’Jack Pine, Jazz Direct
A unique project with Evelyn Nallen (recorder), myself on harpsichord, Oli Hayhurst (double bass) and Tom Hooper (percussion), Respectable Groove really is a mixture of an early music band and a jazz group. An extraordinarily difficult project to put together, we are finally reaping the rewards of all that work with performances which are both entertaining and profound. Visit Mister Sam Records to buy or download CDs, and their website for more information about the group.
A unique improviser, virtuoso violinist and entertainer, Chris Garrick is a diamond amongst the British jazz scene’s many gemstones. Whether playing in his high-octane electrified and partly electronic quartet, or the intimacy and intensity of the duo, all systems are go. Always. Visit Chris Garrick’s website for more details.
Another but quite different duo with violin, David Le Page’s ‘Blurred Lines’ project deconstructs the idea of violin recital, confusing and delighting as it unfolds. DLP, as he’s known in the business, is a remarkable violinist, project creator and composer, recently appointed as Artistic Director of the Orchestra of the Swan, and we collaborate on a number of other projects, including small orchestral programmes. Beethoven 1st piano concerto this summer in Guernsey was a challenge and a lot of fun to play.

I’ve played on and off with Jacqui on various projects since 2002. A supreme vocalist who needs no introduction, Jacqui Dankworth is an amazing communicator, and we’ve had some wonderful duo gigs.
Our quartet project, entitled ‘Butterfly’s Wing’, features the two of us with Chris Garrick (violin) and Ben Davis (cello), creating a unique sound-world and meeting of minds.
Our new CD is entitled ‘Le Depart’ Click here to purchase and for more information:
Another project without parallel, Riprap is the left-field brainchild of American sax magician Kevin Flanagan. This is real jazz, combined with a roster of real poets, that has to be heard to be believed. Visit the Riprap website for more details.

Baroque group with a difference. See website for details.
Creative baroque performance meets new compositions for old instruments.
21stcenturybaroque.com
New 2-piano project with John Law based on Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ with John’s and my composed responses. A clip here.