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Threads Orchestra... stitching a musical spell from wing of bat and eye of newt... well, not quite, but a bit of alchemy plays its part in this intriguing mix, gaining Threads’ reputation as one of the most interesting bands to emerge in the UK in recent years. Boil the cauldron and splatter in the jazz, classical, rock, world, Americana, and tango styles, summon the versatility to play anything from self-penned intriguing compositions to innovative arrangements of Zappa, Zorn, Piazzolla and Messiaen; stir and cast the spell without taking it too seriously. This is an utterly unique experience for a 21st century audience - tuneful , melodic chemistry transforming cinematic landscape into snarling groove in the blink of an eye. Their debut self-titled release is a rare example of how to blend well structured composition with the creative sorcery of improvisation, honed by many performances. Refusing to accept the usual notions of a jazz rhythm section with strings stitched in, Threads have forged a new phantasm, a spirit of bottled music genie. Or maybe just a phenomenally tight band of great players with a bad attitude to tradition!


PRS for Music Foundation Performing Ensemble Award


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Threads Orchestra: Ranch

Read "Threads Orchestra: Ranch" reviewed by Dave Sumner

Threads OrchestraRanchSelf Produced2012 There is a thriving UK jazz scene that is quickly being redefined by a new generation of jazz musicians, versed in traditional jazz forms, but in possession of an approach that's planted with both feet in the modern day.The Threads Orchestra has now demonstrated over the course of its first two releases that it is a vital part of that new generation.Whereas 2011's Threads was ...

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Threads Orchestra Debut Album Release

Threads Orchestra Debut Album Release

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Having received an award from the PRS for Music Foundation, the Threads Orchestra are releasing their outstanding new album ‘Threads’ on April 2 through iTunes and all other major digital stores. Produced by violist Adam Robinson, this emerging band combines some of the most dynamic jazz and classical musicians in the UK, including guitar virtuoso Chris Montague (Troyka, Django Bates), Mercury Prize nominee pianist Kit Downes and BBC Philharmonic violinist extraordinaire Julian Gregory. With such strong writers in the group, ...

“Intriguing and imaginative new string led ensemble featuring two members of precocious prog jazzers ‘Troyka’ guitarist Chris Montague and Mercury Prize nominee pianist Kit Downes” Mike Flynn Jazzwise Oct. 2010


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Feet Beneath My Ground

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Gene Wilder

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