Release Date: Feb 2021
Label: Middlewood Records
Formats: CD and digitial
Duration: 9 tracks, 57 minutes
Roles: Composition, songwriting, arrangement, production, and performance (piano and Fender Rhodes)
The Middlewood Sessions was the culmination of 8 years’ work as part of the Middlewood Sessions project (2004-2012). Alongside co-writer and co-producer Alex Beauchamp, Middlewood Sessions comprised musicians initially in Sheffield and then with a wider net spread to London and Manchester. The music draws upon driving dance and jazz rhythms alongside wide-screen, epic orchestral arrangements. With support from Gilles Peterson on his Brownswood imprint and Bubblers series, and then from Dom Servini on Wah Wah 45s, live performances took in Cargo, the Jazz Café, the Hifi Club in Leeds plus the Forum and Runaway Girl in Sheffield. Broadcasts have included BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. Engineered and mixed by Shaun Trotter.