NEW CD featuring Apollo Saxophone Quartet: Keith Tippett – The Monk Watches the Eagle Released in memory of Keith Tippett, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Keith wrote a fantastic work for the ASQ – “Five Short Pieces & four Whispers for Archie’s Chair” in 2004, which we released on our Perspectives CD. Later
Released in early 2021. During lockdown I have finally had the time to complete a Solo Saxophone CD project that has been long overdue. The CD features new recordings of some really engaging solo saxophone music written by composers with whom I have a strong association, including Gwilym Simcock, who wrote the title track of
Rob was delighted to be asked to produce this fantastic new CD from Claire Cope and Ensemble C. The music is truly engaging, and the playing from all of the musicians is out of this world. Check it out here: https://clairecopemusic.wordpress.com/ensemble-c/
Here is a short video sampler of the fantastic new projects that the Apollo and Artvark Sax Quartets have recently recorded and are now touring. Without doubt one of the best collaborative project we have devised over the last 34 years. Original music by the members of the group, contemporary classical meets contemporary jazz, all
Apollo/Artvark “Two Quartets Collide & Merge” is now available from iTunes/Spotify, or even better, to buy from http://apollosaxophonequartet.com or http://arvarksq.com. Check out my calendar for gigs coming up later this year in the UK and Holland. New compositions from each of the eight players, merging classical, jazz and contemporary styles seamlessly.
Check out my YouTube channel for a whole series of new videos taken from some recent performances. There’s a great set of videos from a gig at the RNCM with Peter Lawson and Simone Rebello, playing some music from the new DUALITY CD with the duo and some trio music from THE TIME IS NOW CD, and
Recorded in July 2014, my CD DUALITY, with my long term pianist partner Peter Lawson is available to Order here. I am absolutely delighted with this CD – as I say in the liner notes, the wonderful music on this recording really feels like my musical home – through-composed music, with some improvisation, written by