Yet Another Spring - Michael Garrick jazz orchestra with Norma Winstone. An eclectic and enchanting mix of Garrick music arranged magnificently for his Big Band. Also includes the Stan Tracey classic- 'Starless and Bible Black'
Veteran pianist and composer Michael Garrick leads his all-star orchestra in performances of 10 of his own compositions that feature the voice of vocalist Norma Winstone. In honour of Stan Tracey's 80th birthday, the album is completed with Garrick's arrangement of the Stan Tracey composition "Starless and Bible Black", taken from the classic Tracey album, 'Under Milk Wood'. Personnel: Michael Garrick (piano/organ), Norma Winstone (voice), Steve Waterman, Martin Shaw, Gabriel Garrick, Roy Simmons, Nick Smart (trumpets), Alistair White, Adrian Fry, Dave Eaglestone, Alan Hardiman (trombones), Martin Hathaway, Matt Wates, Bob McKay, Robin Finker, Mark Hanslip, Jim Tomlinson, Mick Foster (reeds), Dominic Ashworth, Pete callard, Colin Oxley (guitar), Paul Moylan (bass), Alan Jackson (drums)
(4 stars) The arrangement of Tracey's 'Starless' would justify you purchase alone. A master craftsman matched by a fine band. -- Jazzwise, (Duncan Heining), February 2007
The imaginative combinations of instruments and the sheer variety of tone and texture in these 11 pieces are dazzling. -- The Observer, (Dave Gelly), February 18, 2007