Callum Au Big Band: Upcoming Album
11 August, 2012
We are very excited to be recording our debut album late this year at Angel Studios! The as-yet untitled album will feature Callum’s new West Side Story Suite for Big Band, along with new commissions from current bandmembers Freddie Gavita and Callum Au as well as a soon-to-be-announced leading UK jazz artist.
Appearing as special guests with the band on this album will be vocalists Emma Smith and Anthony Strong, flautist Gareth Lockrane, and leading UK saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock. The album will be engineered and mixed by Steve Price, one of the country’s most renowned sound and audio engineers.
You can pre-order this album here; with very special bonuses available to pre-ordering customers only!
The bandmembers for this session will be:
Woodwinds: Lucas Dodd (Soprano/Alto Saxes); Jim Gold (Soprano/Alto Saxes); Simon Marsh (Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet); Tommy Laurence (Tenor Sax); Richard Shepherd (Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet), Gareth Lockrane (Flutes, Piccolo), Nigel Hitchcock (Solo Alto Sax)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns:Tom Walsh; George Hogg; Freddie Gavita; Henry Armburg Jennings
Low Brass: Callum Au (Tenor Trombone, Euphonium); Robbie Harvey (Tenor Trombone); Ross Anderson (Trombone, Bass Trombone); Barry Clements (Bass Trombone, Tuba)
Rhythm: Jon Russell (Guitar); Chris Eldred (Piano, Keyboards); Laurence Ungless (Double Bass, Bass Guitar); Ed Richardson (Drums)
Vocalists: Emma Smith, Anthony Strong
Below is a video excerpt from the West Side Story Suite!