has been my ambition for many years to record an album with
an orchestra. With the recent demise of all jazz record labels
I figured that if I was going to make this happen I would have
to grab the bull by the horns. So I did. I also wanted to take
a major left turn musically on this album and as soon as I started
messing around with orchestral samples, the drive to realize
this project became much bigger than me.
entire album is extremely cinematic and represents, in a somewhat
vague fashion, the journey I took as a musically driven youngster
to the person I am today, still musically driven but just
that little bit older. From my upbringing on a farm outside
Aylesbury in England, making the move to London and finally
the big move to Los Angeles, California, Blue Bolero is kind
of the movie of my life so far.
wishing to make myself sound too dark, windswept and let's
face it, infernally annoying, the concept of this somewhat
autobiographical project certainly was meant to be fun, but
with musical elements that reflect my musical training, influences
and cultural surroundings. This is something I have certainly
not entertained on previous albums. The music here is based
around several themes and represents a very reflective mood
throughout. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I have.
All the best!