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Malcolm Creese


MALCOLM CREESE is one of Europe's most admired double bass players. He combines jazz and classical performances at the highest level with extensive film, television and recording work. Malcolm toured the world with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth from 1991 to 2001, and played with pianist Stan Tracey for six years. He has also worked with Lee Konitz, George Shearing, Art Farmer, George Benson, Scott Hamilton, Mose Allison, Tony Coe, Johnny Griffin, Mel Tormé, Acker Bilk, Clark Terry, Junior Mance, Kenny Wheeler, Barbara Cook, Georgie Fame, Antonio Forcione, Sting, Diana Ross, The Divine Comedy, James Galway, John Rutter, John Williams and The London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras. Malcolm has played on numerous film soundtracks including Lord of the Rings, Cold Mountain, Sinbad and G.I.Jane. An experienced record producer, tour manager and music writer, Malcolm also teaches and examines at London's Trinity College of Music and Royal Academy of Music. Malcolm started his own record label in 1990 and launched his company Audio-B Ltd. in 1998. He formed his highly innovative trio Acoustic Triangle in 2000.

"Creese is a majestic bass player"
Metro Life

"A warm and exciting virtuoso"
The Stage


Tim Garland


TIM GARLAND was the tenor saxophone player in Chick Corea's Origin band, and continues to work with Chick on a regular basis. He recently made his debut on Corea's Stretch Records with the release of his acclaimed CD 'Made By Walking'. Tim also leads his own popular 10-piece Underground Orchestra. Tim studied composition at The Guildhall School of Music, later changing to saxophones. Three years later he joined Ronnie Scott's band for a short period. He has played with Gary Burton, Billy Cobham, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Tommy Smith, Geoff Keezer and Joe Locke. Tim became widely known in Britain for fronting Lammas, a group fusing folk and jazz genres that ran for ten years. He has written many original pieces for Acoustic Triangle and his arrangements of Ravel's Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé are particularly inspired. Tim has won three prizes at the British Jazz Awards - for soloing, band leading and composition, and he teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2003 Tim was appointed as Composer in Residence and Fellow of the University of Newcastle. In 2004 he performed his own saxophone concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra in a packed Queen Elizabeth Hall.

"A hugely talented individual... Garland's artful lyricism is a joy to listen to."
Mike Flynn - Audio Street.


Gwilym Simcock


GWILYM SIMCOCK is the most outstanding jazz pianist and composer of his generation. He is also an exceptional classical pianist and French horn player. Gwilym attained the highest marks in the country for his Associated Board Grade 8 exams - on both piano and French horn - at the age of eleven. After attending Chethams School in Manchester he moved to London, where he studied piano at The Royal Academy of Music. His teachers there included John Taylor, Nick Weldon and Geoff Keezer. Gwilym left the Royal Academy with a first-class honours degree and the coveted 'Principal's Prize' for outstanding achievement. Gwilym was a member of the winning Perrier Young Jazz Ensemble in 2001, and has played with the BBC Big Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra on both French horn and piano. Gwilym has performed with Tim Whitehead, Iain Ballamy, Bill Bruford, Julian Arguelles, Pete King and Don Weller, as well as leading his own groups. He toured with Kenny Wheeler on French horn in 2003, and on piano in January 2005 - when his fellow musicians included Dave Holland, Evan Parker, Norma Winstone and Lee Konitz. As a composer, Gwilym has been influenced by Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.

"This 22-year-old pianist is exceptional, as both player and composer."
The Observer

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