I formed this band three years ago, simply for the thrill of playing some great charts. Artistically, I wanted the band to be musically ‘eclectic’. It’s not unusual to have a contemporary arrangement, funk, latin, fusion and swing chart in the same set. I am so grateful and fortunate to be able to draw on some of the best musicians in South Wales that are willing to come along once a month and play just for the enjoyment of making music. Composers such as Kenny Wheeler, Pat Metheny, Stan Sulzmann, Tito Puente, Henri Mancini, Steve Allee, Bob Mintzer and many others are regularly featured.
BELOW ARE SOME RECENT VIDEO CLIPS, A PHOTO GALLERY PLUS ADDITIONAL VIDEO CLIPS FROM THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS.
‘COME ON COME OVER’ – JACO PASTORIUS
Another fun night (May 16th 2016) at Dempseys with The Collective. Solo’s from Pierluigi Placidi (Gtr) , John Farrow (tenor) and Ceri Williams (trumpet) on Jaco P’s tune ;Come on come over’ Thanks to all
‘FOR YOU” BOB BROOKMEYER
It took a bit of planning to get the right people in the right place, but it was worth it. Here, The Collective’ are joined by three additional musicians in order to perform some contemporary charts for jazz orchestra . A big thank you goes to Liz Harwood (Cor Anglaise) Meg Davies (Clarinet) and Emily Darlington (Alto Flute, Flute and Picc) for their awesome musicianship and contribution to some of our newer rep. Not forgetting the regulars who are always incredible. A fun night with lots of new music.
A BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR – GEORGE DUKE
A great chart penned by the great american keyboardist George Duke performed here by The Collective and directed by Paul Hornsby. Features soloists Joe Northwood (Alto) , Gwyn Daniels (Trombone) and Jim Barber (Piano)
‘HOME AT LAST’ – STEELY DAN
The Collective perform a classic Steely Dan chart ‘Home at last” as part of their entry for a local music competition. Fab tenor solo from John Farrow. A big thank you to the S4C crew and staff for making this session so easy and such fun.
A beautiful chart composed by legendary guitarist Pat Metheny. The soloist here is Ceri Williams on Flugal.
Here are some extracts from our gig at Dempseys (June 2015) featuring amongst others, Chameleon (Herbie Hancock), Strasbourg St Denis, Three Hip Mice (Steve Allee), Gentle piece (Kenny Wheeler) and My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder). A big thank you to all the deps that played that evening.
Recorded in September (2015). Classic Steely Dan charts features the amazing John Farrow on Tenor. Big thanks to all that dep’d that night and to the fabulous drumming skills of Rod Oughton. Many thanks to all.
Live at Dempsey’s (Cardiff). A fun opener featuring Craig Webb (Guitar) Jonathan Lewis (Tenor) and Ceri Williams (Trumpet).