Tim Garland "Change of Season" [SJL1029]
This outstanding new studio recording is, without doubt, one of the most eagerly awaited. Garland has carved-out a reputation as one of the most exciting and creative players on the current scene. His recent recordings have brought him resounding international praise - including:
"Garland plays each of his three horns as if it were his main axe, with limber phrasing and a centered tone that projects both gravitas and fire" - Ted Panken, 4½ STARS (Down Beat Magazine)
His playing and composing abilities have led to him working alongside such diverse major artists as Chick Corea, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Bruford and many others. He has been commissioned to write and perform for major concert orchestras and has also led national and international big band appearances to huge critical acclaim.
Now we have a major new quartet recording 'Change of Season' - a rich musical soundscape that explores the amazing talents of each of the four artists to the full. From the opening acoustic guitar on 'Break in the Weather' to the powerfully evocative closing 'First Rain' (including, along the way, a most beautiful, soulful reading of John Coltrane’s 'Tunji'), the intensity and excitement never falters. 'Change Of Season' truly is a rare masterpiece of a CD and one that could become a landmark recording for future reference.