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Tim Garland | Songs to the North Sky


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Tour Dates

10th October: RWCMD, Cardiff tickets
16th October: Band on the Wall, Manchester tickets
18th October: Sendesaal, Bremen, Germany tickets
23rd October: Watermill, Dorking tickets
24th October: Turner Sims, Southampton tickets
25th October: St George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton tickets
31st October: Jaqueline du Pre, Oxford tickets
7th November: Wakefield Jazz Club tickets


‘Imaginative and consummately crafted… feels like the culmination of a life’s work’. GUARDIAN 5 STARS *****

‘Atmospheric, evocative and unfailingly melodic, it’s an absorbing experience, with Garland’s saxophone playing a joy’. THE OBSERVER 5 STARS *****

‘Garland wrote all the music and plays like a dream. Recommended, with the orchestral piece extra-special’. THE FINANCIAL TIMES

‘…Garland has the kind of expressive space that allows him to realise his great talent as a jazz improvisor’. JAZZWISE MAGAZINE

‘…the gorgeous integrated textures and wonderful playing on this sublime effort further cements Garland’s position as one of contemporary music’s most forward-thinking figures’. ALL ABOUT JAZZ

About & Tracklisting


    1. 1. Uplift!
    2. 2. Little Sunshine
    3. 3. A Brother’s Gift
    4. 4. Yes To This
    5. 5. The Perth Flight
    6. 6. Farewell to Ed
    7. 7. Lammas Days
    8. 8. She’s Out Of My Life

TIM GARLAND tenor and soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute
JASON REBELLO piano  (tracks 2,5,7,8)
JOHN TURVILLE piano (tracks 3,4,6)
GEOFFREY KEEZER piano (track 1)
ASAF SIRKIS drum kit and custom percussion set, Hang
ANT LAW electric and steel string guitars (tracks 1,3,4,6)
KEVIN GLASGOW electric bass (tracks 2,5,7)


      1. 1. The Road Into Night
      2. 2. Dawnbreakers
      3. 3. Interlude 1
      4. 4. Tyne Song
      5. 5. Storm Over Kielder
      6. 6. Interlude 2
      7. 7. Little Bay Blue
      8. 8. Shapes Over Northumberland
      9. 9. Interlude 3
      10. 10. Lullaby Of The Road
      11. 11. Sage And Time
      12. 12. Interlude 4
      13. 13. A Journeyman’s Horizon
      14. 14. Freedom To Wander
      15. 15. Sage And Time (Remix)

 tenor and soprano sax
ASAF SIRKIS custom percussion kit
JOHN PATITUCCI double and electric basses
NEIL PERCY tuned and classical percussion


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 electroacoustics. 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. 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. Visit artist page


Track 1,3,4,6 recorded at Eastcote Studio London.
Track 2,5,7,8 recorded at Curtis Schwart’s, West Sussex.
Piano on track 1 recorded at SpraguerLand Recording Studio CA.

Mixed at Candle On The Moon Studio.
Mastered at The Blue Studio by Andrew Tulloch, London.

Strings recorded at the SageGateshead and conducted by Tim Garland.
Percussion and solo parts recorded at Eastcote Studio and Limehouse Studio, London.
John Patitucci recorded by Doug Epstein, New York.

Mixed at Candle On The Moon Studio.
Mastered at The Blue Studio by Andrew Tulloch, London.

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