Jazz quartet videos, hip-hop track & more!

A track I co-produced with hip-hop pioneer The Last Skeptik was recently released on his beat-tape vol. 2. Stream it on Spotify by clicking on the picture.

Your Beat Tape Sucks, Vol. 2

My new record label, Turquoise Coconut, has released its first two albums, both from my contemporary violin duo Mainly Two (keeping it in the family for the meantime!). We first released Poetry / Synergy independently in 2014, so we’re delighted to be bringing them to a bigger audience via the wonderful world wide web. Click on the album artwork to download your copy from iTunes.

Poetry by Mainly TwoSynergy by Mainly Two

Also on the releases side, the début recording from Four Plus Three, a collaboration between The Kate Williams Trio and The Guastalla Quartet, will be launched at the 606 Club next week, June 8th. It features some beautiful originals and arrangements by prominent jazz pianist and composer Kate Williams. Here’s the tour schedule:

Four Plus Three Tour

Lastly, my jazz quartet has been pleasantly busy of late, so we’ve had the chance to get a few up-to-date videos and photos together. Here’s a small selection. Many thanks to Carla Rees for the wonderful shots.

Photo by Carla Rees

Photo by Carla Rees

Bai Gum Feller

Ere be koopla things for ya weery eerz. Ta begin, a big ole jump from spayce with sum smashen droom en bayce from Perleroyd Ayteefoive (Translation: Good day to you! Here are a couple of things for your tired ears. Firstly, an impressively large jump from space accompanied by some rather pleasant liquid drum and bass from Polaroid 85.)

Below’sa kernel uv devel moosick for yer an all. (Translation: Please find below a new record from jazz quartet ‘BLAM!’ on which I was delighted to feature with a string quartet.)

BLAM! attached/detached

Mooven taward thay oareyent, eres a collaberayshion frum Projeckt Avertan (Translation: Moving onto Eastern inspired music, here’s a recent track from my ongoing collaboration with Alok Verma and Rekesh Chauhan, Project Avartan.)

Un wun moar thing. Be it grarfick potrayells uv yung lectronek wippa snappaz ye fencee, ere they be. (Translation: On a final note, if you have headed in this general direction seeking pictorial representations of young people, presumably of an electronica persuasion, you’ll find a couple below.)