The glittering plain
New works and arrangements for saxophone & ensemble

An exciting new disc from one of the UK’s leading exponents of contemporary saxophone.

Welsh performer Lara James commissioned a group of well-known and emerging UK composers to build this programme of contemporary works for saxophone, string quartet and jazz trio, starting with the simple brief of combining jazz concepts, sounds and harmonies with classical forms and structures. The result is a beguiling album of premiere performances that showcases the talents of the performers and composers alike.

Featured composers include: Will Todd, Graham Lynch, Tim Garland, Ian Lawson, Mike Hall, Tim Barnes, Dave Stapleton & Huw Warren.

SIGCD286  61 minutes 51 seconds
'The Sparkling Heavens makes an immediate impact. Scored for soprano sax, strings, piano and percussion, there are some minimalist elements to the piano part that serve as an anchor for a long, beauti ...