The inaugural recipient of the award is the talented saxophonist Scott McConnachie. It will enable him to record a solo album and trio album for release later this year.
Phil Treloar takes it from there, his playing a way to clarify things, put them in order and into perspective.
“Like all art, the poem creates a space of its own and it is from within that space that it has inspired other artists of all kinds, including (lucky for us) Allan Browne and via him, the Allan Browne Quintet.”
‘…we might fall on our arses once or twice, but it’s often when you’re searching that the best things happen…’