trumpet player for Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Scissor Sisters, KT Tunstall, Raphael Saadiq
Jazz trumpet player, composer, arranger and producer Gary Alesbrook is back in the spotlight with the
release of his second album “The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” released October 29th, 2019. The album
consists of eleven original jazz compositions and features an exciting, diverse range of artists including
two time grammy nominated Guitarist and vocalist, Raul Midón.
Alesbrook’s second studio album sees him once again transition from the unassuming sideman to the
confident frontman. His early years as a jazz artist were influenced by players such as Chet Baker, Clark
Terry and Clifford Brown and it’s the intuitive use of swing that is very evident in his second album. His
use of melody and beautifully crafted phrasing hark back to an era of ‘West Coast’ and ‘Cool’ Jazz.
“It was exhilarating to go back to the music that inspired me so long ago and use it as inspiration for
Gary was born and raised in Plymouth. At the age of 23 he graduated with a BA from Leeds College Of
Music. He has recorded albums in a wide range of formations, worked as a session musician for artists
as varied as Raphael Saadiq, Kasabian, Rag N Bone Man and Scissor Sisters as well as performed on
movie, TV and computer game soundtracks. Each has proved the perfect setting for his warm and lyrical
sound and although Alesbrook has shown his dexterity as a player able to cross multiple genres, it is
Jazz that drives this album.
“The Stories We Tell Ourselves” is a collection of original songs that convey ideas of love, loss,
relationships and identity. Stories reflecting on the past and recognising how our perceptions often
change with insight and experience. From the flush of young love, to the challenges of staying authentic
in our ever changing and fast paced world, Alesbrook touches on themes that are universal to us all.
From the lighthearted nature of songs like “Key Lime Pie” and“Just One More Thing,” to the heart-
breaking story of a “Fallen Star,” there is a message here for all.
“The Stories We Tell Ourselves” is set for release on October 29th 2019.