New ‘dialogue in’ video Out Now
Happy Holidays to all!
This is “Pure Imagination”, a song from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. It was written by British composers Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the movie.
This is a little duet version recorded live at the Birmingham Conservatoire Studio with Matthew Kilner on tenor sax and myself on piano.
Very special thanks to our sound engineer Niccolo Conti, videographer Gareth Howell and his assistant for this session Joe Kessel.
I hope you all enjoy this festive period and you keep dreaming for whatever you wish to dream for!
“There is no
Life I know
To compare with pure imagination
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be”
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
‘Dialogue In’- New Project kicks off
I’ve created the new project ‘Dialogue in’ , a series of live studio recordings full of improvisation, spontaneity and musical dialogues. This project attempts to talk about the importance of being in the moment, present with ourselves and each other, communicating in a genuine way whilst creating music. With the cross-disciplinary project, I am hoping to open a dialogue in between artists, musicians of all kinds and audience. The live videos and audio recordings will be available across all online platforms. I will be posting a new video every week on Sundays.
The first video features Louis, Matthew and me. We walked in the recording studio and we were discussing what to play and record. This ‘Dialogue In’ project of mine came “out of nowhere” so we went for that jazz standard.
This is the first time we are playing all together, the three of us. We took the time to meet each other musically and connect in a special way. This is why we love improvising. The music allows us to have a free, genuine and respectful dialogue in between us.
Sound Engineer: Niccolo Conti
Videographer: Gareth Howell
Musicians: Matthew Kilner (tenor sax), Louis Stringer (d. bass), M. Grapsa (piano)
Performing the jazz standard and popular song “Out of nowhere”, composed by Johnny Green, first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1931. Green dedicated this song to his first wife Carol who persuaded him to abandon his financial career in order to pursue his musical career.
Colectiva- Alternative Act Winners- LUKAS Awards 2019
Colectiva – Alternative Act of the Year
Comprised of some of London’s most exciting female musicians, this all-girl Latin band explores the spaces between Afro-Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment. Their sound has resonated with audiences all over London in its short life and also got the thumbs up from the judges.
Colectiva Review- Wilderness Festival
Colectiva was live at Wilderness Festival. Check out the review and photos of the event on the link below.
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