Former BBC New Generation Artist, and participant in Take Five
Europe, the work of trumpeter, flügelhornist and composer Tom
Arthurs situates itself between large scale commissions for orchestra
and beyond, rich and intimate chamber jazz, and experimental,
beautiful and intriguing improvised music.
Drawing influence from music ranging from György Ligeti to the
pygmies of Central Africa, the work of film directors Andrei Tarkovsky
and Jean-Luc Godard and the creations of pioneering chefs Ferran
Adrià and Heston Blumenthal, Tom's warm sound and all-
encompassing approach are becoming increasingly well known across
Europe and beyond.
Recent recordings include Julia Hülsmann Quartet (ECM, 2013), Eric
Schaefer's 'Who's Afraid of Richard W.' (ACT, 2013), Miles Perkin
Quartet (2012), H3B Songs No Songs (Abalone, 2012) and Postcards
from Pushkin with Richard Fairhurst (Babel, 2011).
And new for 2015 will be A Clear Midnight (Julia Hülsmann Quintet,
ECM), Marc Schmolling's Ticho (Unit) and Vaucanson's Muse (w