Saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has hit the international jazz scene in recent times through working with Chick Corea, and releasing two exceptional CD’s: “Made By Walking” on Stretch records, and “Storms/Nocturnes” on Sirocco, an international trio project featuring Geoff Keezer and Joe Locke. His two current ensembles (the trio and the 9 piece Dean St. Underground Orchestra) have both received full houses at New York’s Blue Note club.
Both ensembles are great vehicles for Garlands’ celebrated writing skills, with which he has also fulfilled commissions for a saxophone concerto, orchestral and big band pieces. The newest member of Earthworks is one of the UK’s best known band leaders and writers with a fast growing international reputation, being featured on Chick’s 60th Birthday video release, and traveling increasingly to festivals around the globe.
“A world class player; to qualify for such status, today’s jazz musician must not only solo like a dream, but compose and arrange expertly too, and Garland passes all three tests. Music for head and heart, this belongs on any list of jazz albums of the year”
Evening Standard, London.
“Astonishingly Brilliant, a world class virtuoso”
Ian Carr, BBC Music Magazine, UK