Yup. The official digital release of the trio’s latest album, Pachyderm, is tomorrow, 2 December, with the CD out on 9 December, on Mister Sam Records.
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JazzPsalms for Peace, a setting of psalms for singer Jacqui Dankworth, seven-piece band and choir, was wildly successfully premiered at Mosaic Synagogue in Stanmore, for whose first concert it was, on 20 November. The amazing team consisted of the trio’s rhythm section, Oli Hayhurst and Tom Hooper, was supplemented by my two Butterfly’s Wing compatriots, Chris Garrick and Rupert Gillett on violin and cello, spearheaded by reed-playing star Tim Garland. The Take Twenty choir, directed by Ben Cox, ensured we had the big sound.
Composing and arranging for Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra for a 10th anniversary celebration concert of the main concert hall in Helsinki on 28 January. This is with the category-defying Anglo-Finnish quartet Tango Alakulo, basso profundo star Matti Salminen and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme features sung Finnish tangos, instrumentals by Jaco Pastorius, Avicii and myself – and I have the task of writing all the arrangements with assistance from rising star Seamus Heath.
A cycle of four violin concertos as part of Earthcycle for violinist David Le Page and the Orchestra of the Swan, for a UK tour in February and March and subsequent recording.