‘I guess maybe I can’t decide what I like, I just like it all, and although that is hard to ‘market’ to the world, it’s true to me, so I’m a mongrel.’
I am so lucky, as a musician, to have to extend my listening in the way that doing the research for presenting a radio show does. And I also deeply enjoy the two hours week when I’m actually doing Mixed Marriage, and the Planet at this point, when I can immerse myself in incredible music going out over the airwaves.
by Phil Sandford | Mike Gibbs has integrated jazz, classical and popular influences in his composing and arranging into a distinctive sound that is fresh and interesting. Now living in Spain he continues to compose and explore new ways of expressing his musical ideas.
“I guess I consider myself an ‘intuitive’ composer in that everything I’ve written so far seems to have been written in a slightly different way. I don’t have one method – one approach of sitting down and writing in a particular way. “
“With me and Adam, there’s a bit of both in the relationship…each of us knows each other’s style and world of ideas very well, but the duo format is a new adventure – which will challenge us into new directions!”
“Having two horn players allows me to think orchestrally but still enables me to play with the flexibility I so enjoy with the trio format…” – Mike Nock talks to us about his recent CD ‘Hear and Know’ and tells us what he’s listening to now…
Marc Hannaford releases two digital recordings – a quintet release called ‘Ordinary Madness’ and a trio release ‘Sarcophile’. We ask him ‘why digital?’ and talk about the music…
Mike Nock has released a new CD Hear and Know on his own FWM label. We spoke to him about the CD and his other projects. Miriam Zolin: How did it come about and what do you personally like about the Trio plus / quintet format? Mike Nock: I invited Ken Allars to join the …
“…I have been trying to work on finding a balance between the experimental, improvisational elements and the more functional melodic, harmonic worlds that I love exploring…”
“I was reading Cormac McCarthy a lot, just reading, without a purpose, and I kept going back there and reading it again and again.”