Soundtrack

COMPOSERS: Guy Barker
LABELS: Provocateur
PERFORMER: Guy Barker (t), Rosario Giuliani (as), Denys Baptiste (ts), Barnaby Dickinson (tb), Jim Watson (ky), Orlando Le Fleming (b), Sebastiaan De Krom (d)
CATALOGUE NO: PVC 1030

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Sounding not unlike the sparky but elegant composed music Wynton Marsalis produces for his mid-sized bands, Soundtrack comprises seven vigorous, subtle Barker originals (one a film noir-inspired suite, ‘Sounds in Black and White", featuring the septet’s instruments each playing a different ‘character’) and a characteristically imaginative Colin Towns arrangement of ‘Nature Boy’. The result is the most accomplished demonstration to date of Barker’s formidable compositional, bandleading and trumpeting skills. CP