4BR's Chris Thomas talks in depth to composer Andy Scott.
his first work for brass band, yet within that short time his working relationship as Composer in Residence at Foden's has spawned several pieces that have earmarked him as one of the most refreshing and innovative creative compositional voices.
The spirit of that originality stems from Scott's background as a professional saxophonist and a career that has taken him into widely diverse musical territory – from the Halle Orchestra to the successful Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
However, the nucleus of his style is rooted in big band jazz, Latin and funk.
2010 has seen the release of two CD's that have featured his music.
‘Double Trouble’, shares the limelight with fellow jazz saxophonist and composer Barbara Thompson and focuses on several solo tuba works written for James Gourlay and Les Neish.....
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