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Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio

Tim Garland · saxophone, bass clarinet
Gwilym Simcock · piano
Asaf Sirkis · drums

He has gained international reputation as a member of Chick Coreas Origin and Bill Bruford’s Earth Works, his unique arrangements are praised by Pat Metheny as well as numerous symphonic orchestras and he is a sought-after composer for tv-spots. Tim Garland’s main focus for live performance, though, ist the Lighthouse Trio that emerged from his award winning project from 2005 – If The Sea Replied where the trio recorded solo improvisations inside a lighthouse and is joined by a string orchestra.
Asaf Sirkis – (playing a custom built percussion set of frame drums, bass Udu, Hang drum and more), Garland on saxes and bass clarinet, and celebrated young pianist Gwilym Simcock, are an orchestra unto themselves, mixing a range of rhythms from the Middle East, Spain and South America with highly interactive and lyrical jazz.

“Meaty harmonies underpin strong melodic lines tinged with references to Celtic folk strains and the blues. Garland plays each of his three horns as though it were his main axe, grabbing your attention with limber phrasing and a centered tone that projects both gravitas and fire.” (Downbeat)