One of the UKs finest saxophonists, and a member of Chick Corea’s legendary band, Tim Garland has taken the classic Stan Getz album with strings, Focus, from 1961 and created a reworking for our time. This is not a slavish recreation, or an attempt at nostalgia, but the result of a creative mind working in the spirit of the album, and with the legacy of a great artist. It’s an exercise in expressing the past in the present and the future.
Tim has brought together a multi-talented chamber orchestra to interpret his interpretation and compositions. “It is not just the spirit of Focus I wished to pay homage to on this album, but the experimental urges of the early 1960s that were heard in jazz, film music, and the classical world - fuelled by romanticism and the burgeoning psychedelia of the new decade.”
released September 18, 2020
Tim Garland - tenor sax (soprano sax on Jezeppi), piano.
Asaf Sirkis - drums, crotales
Yuri Goloubev - bass
John Turville - piano on Jezeppi
Ant Law - guitar on Jezeppi
All music composed by Tim Garland except for track 1 which was written by Eddie Sauter
Recorded by Andrew Dudman at Abbey Road Studio (21st December 2017) and by Ronan Phelan (10th June 2019) at MasterChord Studio
Mixed by Dan Hayden and Mastered by Peter Beckmann at TechnologyWorks UK
Artwork design by Oli Bentley, Split
Photography by Dave Stapleton
Produced by Tim Garland
Executive producer: Dave Stapleton
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