Trees on Safari

I spent an enjoyable two hours today (Friday 15th March) in the company of Sam Carelse and Alex Bondonno, firstly at The Verdict in Kemp Town, Brighton and then at Sam's flat in Queen's Park, Brighton, recording an interview for their Jazz Safari podcast. It was interesting for me to reflect on how Trees began, at The Verdict, on 15th April 2015, with just two arrangements (Scarborough Fair and The Holy Well), and how far the group has come in the last four years. We talked about Trees first album, Heart of Oak, and how we are progressing on our second album, Into the Woods, and I gave Sam and Alex a bounce of a new tune, Muito Obrigado, to play. The track is not complete, but it gives an idea of the sound of the new record.

I'll be back in the studio next Wednesday (20th March) to record the orchestral percussion for Into the Woods.