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Tim Thornton (Double Bass) Bassist Tim Thornton is a regular performer on the British jazz scene and graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire. His debut album ‘New Kid’ (SEHSO05) features Dave O’Higgins, Steve Fishwick, Ross Stanley, Grant Windsor, Chris Draper and Dave Hamblett performing a mixture of original music and arrangements. He also performs and has recorded with many different groups including the Steve Fishwick Quintet, Emma Smith Quintet, Quentin Collins Quartet, Brandon Allen Quartet, Tim Lapthorne Trio, Dave O’Higgins Quartet, Sector 7 and the Julian Bliss Septet. Tim has previously worked with Stan Sulzmann, Jim Mullen, Will Vinson, Guy Barker, Sir Willard White, Nigel Hitchcock, Alex Garnett, Anita Wardell, Georgia Mancio, Derek Nash, Stan Tracey, Liam Noble, Steve Brown, Tom Cawley, Ernesto Simpson, Jim Hart, Ross Stanley, Nick Smart, Kit Downes, Leon Greening, Martin Shaw, Jay Phelps and Matt Skelton to name a few. Tim performs at many venues internationally but can most likely be found playing around London at venues such as Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Jazz Club, or the National Theatre Foyer.

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Gagliardi/Albrigtsen/Thornton/Thorén: The Trip

Read "The Trip" reviewed by Don Phipps

Those who like a cup of coffee or tea on a chilly morning will appreciate the warmth provided by the album, The Trip. There is a great deal of happiness in this music, and it bubbles and percolates like a champagne toast on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The performing quartet, comprised of saxophonist Gianni Gagliardi, ...

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Paul Jones Quartet: The Process

Read "The Process" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

On the surface it can be viewed as somewhat ironic that an album dubbed The Process is actually saxophonist-composer Paul Jones' least process-driven recording. His debut, Short History (Blujazz Productions, 2014), and its brilliant follow up, Clean (Outside In Music, 2017), are, after all, far more focused on procedural formulations and architectural specificity than this quartet ...

New Kid

Label: SaySo Records
Released: 2012

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Emma Smith: The Huntress

Read "The Huntress" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"Experienced" is seldom an appropriate adjective to apply to a 21 year-old performer, but it's perfectly apposite when applied to singer and composer Emma Smith. She began singing with a big band at the age of 14 and was, barely a year later, a mainstay of Britain's National Youth Jazz Orchestra. With the support of musicians ...

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Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011

Read "Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Jay Phelps Big BandSnape MaltingsSnape, UKAugust 17, 2011 Trumpeter Jay Phelps, a native of Vancouver who moved to the UK in his teens, first came to the attention of the British jazz scene as a member of Tomorrow's Warriors. In his early 20s he co-founded Empirical, playing on that band's debut ...


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