Heart Horizons


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The quartet features classical guitar, flugelhorn, double bass and drums. It is a Northwest based project featuring John Bailey on classical guitar. John attained an MA in Jazz from Leeds College of Music and has received tuition from Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Mike Moreno, Mike Walker and other leading jazz musicians. He teaches guitar at Liverpool University. He has been composing this latest release for the last two years. Richard Iles (flugelhorn) has played with some of the worlds finest jazz musicians including Kenny Wheeler, Vince Mendoza, Bill Frisell and Peter Erskine. He teaches at Birmingham Conservertoire as well as running big bands for Bolton Music Service and the prestigious Chethams Music School. Gavin Barras (double bass) has performed at Jazz festivals all over the Uk and also at the North Sea Jazz festival and the Taipai internatioal Jazz festival in Japan. Steve Hanley (drums) is one of the fastest up and coming jazz drummers in the Northwest. He is currently working with Ant Law's quartet and running his own Orion project featuring some of the UK's best young talent.

John Bailey - Classical Guitar
Richard Iles - Flugelhorn
Gavin Barras - Double Bass
Steve Hanley - Drums

Full Track List

  1. Proceed With Caution
  2. Laura
  3. Painters
  4. Ted's Entrance
  5. First Throw
  6. Regression
  7. Day
  8. Sun Sun Rain
  9. Lightning Workshop
  10. Harlot of a View
  11. Terraced