This is my debut album, which features an up to 13 piece ensemble consisting of the Quintet (sax/recorder, guitar, piano, bass, drums) with added second guitar, string quartet and brass trio (flugelhorn, french horn and trombone). The music on this album represents me as composer, arranger, player and improviser. My influences come from a wide range of musical sources including; jazz, folk (English and otherwise), 60s rock/pop, early 20th century tonal classical and a plethora of other smaller influences that can be heard in some of the tunes.
The album was recorded at Session Corner Studios in Luton by the excellent Nick Pugh in March and May 2017 and is on 33 Jazz Records
The album launch on Jan 2nd 2018 at The Vortex, London was sold out and was a fantastic evening featuring the full 13 piece “No Excuses” band. This band will be performing on 24th Feb at Club 85 Hitchin, 19th April at LeedsJazz, Seven Arts Leeds and 14th July at The Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury.
The Album is available to purchase physically and digitally online, and is on streaming platforms such as Spotify etc.
You can buy it from http://www.33jazz.com/, Amazon, itunes or from myself.
I’m extremely lucky to have been joined on this album by an incredible cast of musicians, all who have flourishing careers in their own right and are amongst the best in their respective fields.
The band line-up is:
Tom Ridout – Saxophones and Recorders
Rob Luft – Guitars
Will Barry – Piano and Rhodes
Flo Moore – Electric Basses
Phelan Burgoyne – Drums
Billy Marrows – Guitar
Anastasia Stahlmann – Lead Violin
Didier Osindero – 2nd Violin
Anita Kurowska – Viola
Cecilia Bignall – ‘Cello
Alexandra Ridout – Flugel and Trumpet
Anna Drysdale – French Horn
Elliot Pooley – Trombone