Tim Garland - Enter the Fire - The List

Saxophonist Tim Garland, best known for his work with Lammas and Nigel Clark, maintains his customary high standards on this debut for Linn, and arguably advances them. The album's centrepiece is a four-movement suite which, like all the music on the record, pays direct tribute to classic American Jazz models without slavishly replicating them. Garland's writing is strong and individual, while the playing from a top-knotch crew is fresh and imaginative, with a welcome return to the studio for pianist Jason Rebello, alongside Gerard Presencer (flugelhorn and trumpet), Mick Hutton (bass), and Jeremy Stacey (drums).

The List
07 May 1997