Seven Ages of Man is a large scale 70-minute work scored for Jazz Sextet and String Orchestra which explores the intersection between the worlds of classical music and jazz. It features sections underpinned by jazz grooves and improvisation but woven into a tight thematically developed classical structure. It was written for the acclaimed jazz musician Tim Garland (soprano/tenor sax and bass clarinet) who performs as the principal soloist but also features Jason Rebello on piano and Jonny Mansfield on vibraphone. The Jazz Sextet is completed by Ralph Salmins (Drums), Misha Mullov Abbado (Bass) and Paul Clarvis (Percussion). The 28 piece String Orchestra led by John Mills (leader of the Tippett String Quartet) was recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1.
There is a feature/interview on Seven Ages by John Bungey on London Jazz News
Read about reviews and airplay of Seven Ages here