Essence

Ian Close and I regularly played in jazz bands together and talked of collaborating on a jazz album for years. Eventually the window opened and I wrote the 13 tracks on this album. There is something for everyone here from the spiritual opener, Water from the Well inspired by Chalice Well at Glastonbury through the dub-step infused Carpathian with its wild filtered sax and warped synth lines to the glorious acid jazz celebration of Temptation. Sizzling playing throughout, jazz does not get as diverse and engaging as this. Very accessible.  I call this New Age Jazz.