The astute return visitor to this site will notice that I’ve revamped the Sound Clips page with a new Flash-based MP3 Player! I decided that it was probably the easiest way to make my sound clips as widely available as possible. Anyway, to celebrate, I dug around through some recordings and came up with a couple of new clips. Go and visit the “Jukebox“!!!
The first is from the AlmeidaGirl and Descarga CD “Llanita” which I had the great pleasure of recording on last year. I’ve since had a chance to do some live gigs with the band and it’s always good fun. The album has been doing really well. Check out the sound clip here and then if you want to hear more, you can download the album from the iTunes Music Store. Click this link and away you go!
The second clip is from a Quintet gig we did early in 2004 at HullJazz. It’s my solo on Cherokee changes from a tune we like to do called “Clinicology” by Phil Woods. The recording quality is a little rough since it was done on a single mic at the back of the room. It took a little soul-searching to post it at all, so please go easy on me!!! The rest of the folks in the band are: Jim Corry – Alto, Naadia Sheriff – Piano, Adrian Knowles – Bass and John Perry – Drums.
I should have some more clips to post shortly! The new CD from The Cat Pack is due for imminent release and features my Lead Trumpet on a few tracks (I’m still bearing the scars!!). We are also about to record a new AlmeidaGirl and Descarga CD with some great new songs by Kirsty Almeida and on top of that, I’m planning to take my Quintet into the studio sometime before Christmas. We recently played a couple of gigs including the Cleethorpes Jazz Festival and it was a good blow – time for me to dust off the old Jazz chops again and learn some new ones!! I’ll keep you posted…
Addendum: It occurs that given the modern look of the afore-mentioned MP3 Player, perhaps I should call it a “Bry-Pod”???