First festival appearance for this unique project, from Tom Harrison exploring the key moments of cinema and TV through their music.
Everybody loves film! And behind every definitive scene, underpinning every actor’s move is music. Whether it’s Ennio Morricone’s famous theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
, or John Williams’ iconic theme from ET
, incredible music gives weight to the defining moments of cinema.
The Film Music Project is a celebration of the work of the great composers of the silver screen. As an ensemble, the band explores behind the scenes of film, using the music as a springboard for composition/improvisation just as has more traditionally has been done with songs from the shows. Originally conceived as a commission for Birmingham Jazz, All About Jazz said;
Harrison's themes were engaging and resourceful... making a strategically strong move towards convention"
The project features a range of cross-generational talent. Sitting at the piano is the esteemed Steinway pianist Robert Mitchell. Robert has won multiple awards and performed in over 45 countries. His credits as a sideman range from Steve Coleman
and Greg Osby
to Courtney Pine
. Completing the lineup are Dave Hamblett and Conor Chaplin, two of the most in demand players on the London scene.
Harrison's themes were engaging and resourceful... making a strategically strong move towards convention" —Martin Longley
, All About Jazz
Harrison's mellifluous flow of ideas is buoyed by a subtle blues vein and lovely fluttering codas." —Ian Patterson
, Culture Northern IrelandTom Harrison
: Alto Saxophone Robert Mitchell
Conor Chaplin: Bass Dave Hamblett