Grammy award winning saxophonist and composer Tim Garland has illuminated the UK music scene for 20 years and formed an integral part of Chick Corea’s globe trotting band for the past 14 years.
For years now, Tim Garland’s playing and composition have less reflected ‘influences’ than styles he has mastered – everything from Celtic music to Yellowjackets fusion, from free improvisation to classical performance, from ECM ‘third stream’ to left-field electro acoustics. As a composer, he uses his native eclecticism and phenomenal technique to make telling and often surprising connections; as a bandleader, he creates spaces in which other musicians will surprise themselves. New album ‘Songs to the North Sky’ unites these two strands of his career in one remarkable project. After two years in the making between much international touring and time away from the UK, Garland celebrates ten years of “Lighthouse Music” and a deserved place once again as band leader.
‘Songs to the North Sky’ is the work of an artist at the peak of his talents. This is a chance to see one of the UK’s greatest jazz stars and an opportunity not to be missed.
‘Imaginative and consummately crafted… feels like the culmination of a life’s work’. The Guardian *****
‘Atmospheric, evocative and unfailingly melodic, it’s an absorbing experience, with Garland’s saxophone playing a joy’. The Observer *****