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Tim Garland: ReFocus

Read "ReFocus" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Strings and Tim Garland have always resonated well together. A leading figure of British jazz since the early 2000s, Garland emerged from a classical background, having studied classical composition at the Guildhall School of Music. His dual idioms have converged persuasively on albums such as If The Sea Replied (Sirocco Music Limited, 2005), Libra (Global Mix, 2009), Songs To The North Sky (Edition Records, 2014) and Weather Walker (Edition Records, 2018), with anything from chamber ensembles to full-blown orchestras shaping ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Tim Garland: Weather Walker

Read "Weather Walker" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Taking his inspiration from the scenic magic of England's Lake District, saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has translated the natural beauty of the landscape into an equally breathtaking suite. From the opening track “Rugged Land," it's clear that this is no ordinary chamber jazz. The dynamics are often forcefully percussive, but impressively so, considering the ensemble is devoid of percussion or drums. This is a brave departure from his previous orchestral double album Songs To The North Sky (Edition, 2014), ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Tim Garland: One

Read "One" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Tim Garland is one of the U.K's most talented reedsmen. He's recorded several albums with Chick Corea including Originations and The Vigil plus orchestral works, The Mystery and The Continents. With virtuoso percussionist Bill Bruford, he recorded Earthworks Underground Orchestra. He's also recorded numerous albums under his own name and with Llamas and Acoustic Triangle. This is Garland's third album for Edition, the first being Return To The Northern Sky (2014), closely followed by Return To The Fire (2015).

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Tim Garland: Songs To The North Sky

Read "Tim Garland: Songs To The North Sky" reviewed by Ian Patterson

So much of multi-reedist Tim Garland's recorded output takes nature as its inspiration. The eternal symphony of the sea, the theatre of sky, light and air and the vistas that have accompanied Garland's twenty plus years on the road are ever-present in his works; Songs to the North Sky is no exception. The first of two discs features Garland's Lighthouse project in tight quartet settings, while the second disc comprises “Songs to the North Sky"-- an epic orchestral suite that ...

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Storms/Nocturnes: VIA

Read "Storms/Nocturnes: VIA" reviewed by John Kelman

Storms/Nocturnes VIA Origin Records2011 Virtuosity can, when it's the raison d'être, be an impediment; when it's a foundation, in service of the music, it can be liberating. Storms/Nocturnes was initially the brainchild of Tim Garland but, after first convening as a subset of the sextet on the closing track to the British saxophonist/composer's Made By Walking (Stretch, 2000), ultimately evolved into a more egalitarian working trio. Both Storms/Nocturnes (Sirocco, 2001) and Rising Tide ...

INTERVIEW

Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier

Read "Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Composer, arranger and multi-reed virtuoso Tim Garland is a treasure the nation of the UK has yet to fully recognize. Having recorded a dozen albums in his own name, and arranged for and played in the groups of Chick Corea and Bill Bruford, Garland's pedigree as one of the leading jazz saxophonist/composers of his generation is unquestionable. In addition, his collaborations with the country's finest musical institutions, including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, set him apart ...

LIVE REVIEW

Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

Read "Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio Alexis BistroKuala Lumpar, Malaysia September 26, 2009

It took a few numbers for the wining and dining crowd at the cozy, candle-lit Alexis Bistro to realize that Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio was something a bit special. Slowly but surely the chatter abated and was replaced by a silence that framed this quite scintillating musical performance.

The gradual enchantment of the audience began with the opening ...


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