Tim Garland is one those musicians whose work I so admire that I’d go a long way to listen to it. Any new project that he’s involved in has got to be of some interest.
Tim Garland: Libra
- Dave Gelly
- The Observer, Sunday 1 February 2009
This is the kind of music that you need to sink into. Spacious, rhapsodic and packed with gorgeous textures, it overflows any category you try to fit round it. Garland is well known as a virtuoso saxophonist, and his playing here is phenomenal, but it’s his talent for creating something unique out of diverse musical idioms that makes him such an adventurous and impressive composer. Along with his long-time partners, pianist Gwilym Simcock and percussionist Asaf Sirkis, this two-CD set features guitarist Paul Bollenback, an all-star wind section and the entire Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Note to those who have not heard him, or of him: he has a website, www.timgarland.com , which is as good a place as any to start.