Andy's delighted to announce that Westland – the music of Andy Scott, performed by Grammy award-winning saxophonist Tim McAllister & pianist Liz Ames, is confirmed for release with Naxos Records in JULY 2020
Comprising a core of Dave Hassell (drums/percussion), Nik Svarc (guitar) & Andy Scott (saxophones), Hydra invites special guests to join them and their new collaboration is with the talented young singer, saxophone and flute player Caitlin Laing (known particularly for her work with Agbeko & Oystercatcher).
Hydra moves from explosive ferocity to beautiful mesmeric soundscapes in the blink of an eye, earthy grooves to suspended time, reacting in the moment.
Caitlin joins Hydra for gigs on the 30th January and 1st February 2020 (see events page) to present new songs co-written with Andy, whilst Hydra will perform originals, re-imagined jazz standards and folk-influenced melodies.
As a saxophonist within John Helliwell’s Super Big Tramp Band, Andy is looking forward to their European debut on Monday 16th December 2019 at the Markethalle Hamburg in Germany.
Join us for what will be a truly memorable night, in the company of the great John Helliwell, his distinctive saxophone playing and famously dry wit, a stunning big band and the unforgettable music of this legendary supergroup as you’ve never heard it before
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