Reuben Fowler | Between Shadows
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REUBEN FOWLER trumpet/ flugelhorn
MIKE LOVATT, GEORGE HOGG, PERCY PURSGLOVE, FREDDIE GAVITA, ANDY GREENWOOD trumpets
SAM MAYNE, JAMES GARDINER BATEMAN, JOE WRIGHT, GEORGE CROWLEY, ROB COPE woodwinds
GORDON CAMPBELL, ROBBIE HARVEY, KIERAN McLEOD, CALLUM AU trombones
ALEX MUNK (g), MATT ROBINSON (p), TOM McREDIE (b) DAVE HAMBLETT (d), BARAK SCHMOOL (Cajón) rhythm
BRIGITTE BERAHA, GUILLERMO ROZENTHULER vocals
SPECIAL GUESTS TOM HARRELL flugelhorn/trumpet, STAN SULZMANN soprano saxophone, JIM HART vibes/glockenspiel
CONDUCTOR GUY BARKER
1. Too Minor 8:45
2. Introduction to Holness 01:13
3. Holness 12:49
4. Dundry 10:39
5. Introduction / A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 10:27
6. The Lost 8:05
7. The Lost and Found 11:01
8. Ending 3:43
‘Between Shadows’ is the debut album by award-winning trumpeter and composer Reuben Fowler. This is an album of huge ambition, delivered impeccably by an artist with a vision to match. Here is a young musician with plenty to say as a player and a composer. He’s technically strong, equipped with a beautiful, round trumpet tone. As a composer he’s highly developed in orchestration with a vast understanding of harmony and instrumentation. However, what‘s most impressive is his boldness and maturity in bringing together an ensemble of world-class musicians to create an album of huge breadth and poise. Featuring some of the most renowned and revered musicians in British jazz – including Stan Sulzmann, Jim Hart and Guy Barker (who conducts) – as well as US trumpet star Tom Harrell, Fowler’s ensemble echoes the brilliance and invention evident in some of the great British big band leaders.
‘Between Shadows shows an enticingly subtle palette, indebted to Gil Evans but no pale copy of him’. TELEGRAPH
‘Rich and varied, classy and poised, its beguiling mix of power and delicacy firmly rooted in the big-band tradition running from Gil Evans through the likes of Mike Gibbs and Maria Schneider, Between Shadows is that rare bird, a genuinely mature and polished debut’. LONDON JAZZ
‘A remarkably mature début. Fowler clearly has all the skills needed for a long and illustrious jazz career, expect to hear a lot more from this talented young musician’. JAZZ MANN
All music composed and arranged by Reuben Fowler except ‘Too Minor’ composed by Richard Turner and arranged by Reuben Fowler, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ composed by M Sherwin and arranged by Reuben Fowler.
Produced by Reuben Fowler.
Recorded by Steve Price and Jeremy Matthews at Angel Studios, London on 21st & 22nd January 2013.
Additional recording of ‘Tom Harrell’ at Bass Hit Studios, New York City on 5th March 2013.
Mixed by Steve Price at Angel Studios, London on 26th & 27th March 2013.
Mastered by Ian Cooper at Metropolis Studios, London on 8th April.
Design and artwork photos by Darren Rumney.
Musician photos by Chris Reid and Jake Walker.