Not My Ask

Romantic jazz instrumental. Breathy saxophone melody, softly strummed guitar and gentle piano chords, joined by a selection of strings playing the undulating melodic idea in canon. Saxophone plays out before melting away to sultry breathiness again for the wistful mid-section. Strings wail, clarinet cuts through as the track builds in intensity before a quiet, reduced ending. Beautiful, sensual, intense and thoughtful, like the soulful East African jazz of Étiopiques. Would suit a highly charged, tender, romantic moment on TV/Film, or a reflective advert for something very special.

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Woodwind Fun

Playful woodwind call and answer. Brass “bass line” gives a foundation to the intertwined flute and reed lines’ jolly game of tag above. Fun, playful, pastoral and old-fashioned, feels like we’re prancing through the countryside with Mr. Toad and friends, or a having a jaunt in a topsy-turvy English hotel by the seaside.

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The Time and Place (Clarinet)

Atmospheric, droney clarinet track. Multiple sustained clarinet notes overlap, free rhythm, seemingly random chiming layers of rich, earthy reed notes. Contemplative, meditative and soothing, ambient and contemporary, with a spiritual feel, track to suit an experimental visual for quiet, reflective documentaries or films.

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Tango-esque!

An orchestral tango-style number on clarinet, piano and percussion. Piano provides chordal accompaniment to drums and clarinet, with some electronic effects and a drum kit adding a contemporary spin to the traditional tango style. Relaxed, jazzy and modern, but not trendy, this quirky track feels like a European take on tango, and a Woody Allen-style love letter to Europe.

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Ouverture – TRAGIC STRINGS MOVING SLOWLY > NIMBLE CLARINET PROVIDING A HOPEFUL ENDING / SLOW AND STATELY

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Mithras – MOMENT OF QUIRKY ANTICIPATION / CLARINET, LOW PIZZICATO STRINGS / SLOW

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Midday – WALTZING, AMELIE-LIKE, WHIMSICAL AND SAD / PIANO AND CLARINET / WALKING PACE

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