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This episode features a regular musical companion and good friend, Tom Green.
Winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and 2017 Eddie Harvey Arranger's Award, Tom is a trombonist, composer and arranger described as"a new rising star in the British jazz scene" by Jazz FM. I am incredibly lucky to play Tom's stunning music, surrounded by some of my favourite musicians in his much-celebrated septet.
Tom's 2nd album with this group, titled "Tipping Point" was relased in April 2020 on Tom's own record label, called Spark! We'll be exploring a track called 'Equillibrium' from Tom's first album 'Skyline.' This was recorded before I joined the band and features Tom on trombone, James Davison on Trumpet and Flugelhorn, Matthew Herd on alto saxophone, sam miles on tenor saxophone, sam james on piano, former SoundSpring guest misha mullov-abbado on bass and scott chapman on drums.
Tom and I also share a strong passion for the outdoors and the environment and we've shared hiking, mountaineering and wild camping adventures to some amazing locations. Actually, not long after this was recorded, Tom met up with me whilst I was mid-way through a multi-day hike and we had an awesome night star-gazing and sleeping out in our hammocks in the hills of the North Downs.