Weather Walker Tim Garland
- 1Rugged Land04:00
- 2The Snows06:36
- 3The Sky Is an Empty Mirror03:02
- 4Gaia's Clock03:20
- 5The Lady in the North06:57
- 6Angry Sun03:20
- 7Weather Walker06:39
- 8High Fell01:56
- 9Black Crag05:42
- 11Magic Box05:59
- 12The Sigh of the Land07:40
Info for Weather Walker
Weather Walker, the monumental, atmospheric and unfailingly melodic new orchestral album from one of Europe’s most prolific composers and instrumentalists, Tim Garland, takes its inspiration from The Lake District in the North West of England. Tim is a musician with equal talent and scope both as a performer and composer and Weather Walker showcases his sheer brilliance and ambition, confirming his reputation as one of contemporary music's most forward-thinking figures. Recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studio 1 with a 43 piece string section, this epic production contains some of his best large ensemble writing. Uniting his regular collaborators, pianist Rebello and bassist Gabolev, with a 35 piece string orchestra, Weather Walker is also a first-time collaboration with the exciting and progressive German pianist Pablo Held, a musician with an equally strong sense of harmony and freedom of expression.
For Weather Walker, the inspiration came from the Lake District, as Tim explains: ‘It was at the Lakes that I first had the sensation that it is us, human beings, that nature permits to live here, and not us permitting and cultivating nature where we choose to allow it! I’ve felt this in lots of places around the globe since then, but because this is my home country and early memories linger, The Lakes, which has a melancholy beauty even throughout the cold grey months, remains magical. Given the inspiring visual setting of this music, it is naturally cinematic’.
Tim Garland, saxophones
Jason Rebello, piano
Pablo Held, piano
Yuri Gabolev, double bass
English Session Orchestra 35 strings lead by David Juritz recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London 1 by Lewis Jones in Nov 2017
String Octet recorded at Abbey Road Studio 3, London by Andrew Dudman in Dec 2017
Soloists session recorded at at Masterchord Studio, London by Ronan Phelan in Jan 2018
Produced by Andrew Sunnucks and Tim Garland
was born in 1966, studied composition at the Guildhall School under Robert Saxton and changed first study to saxophone half way through his course.
He has won a series of BBC awards for band leading and composition between 1989 and 2006.
In 2008 he won a Grammy for his orchestrations of Chick Corea's music on "The New Crystal Silence" and continues to be Chick's saxophone player touring the jazz scene internationally.
He was Research Fellow at Newcastle University between 2004 and 2008 and has been a visiting proffessor at the Royal Academy Of Music for over a decade.
Garlands ensembles have often consisted of innovative line-ups, he has been the inspiration between "Acoustic Triangle", "Storms'Nocturnes" "The Underground Orchestra" and his continuing project "Lighthouse" which was formed in 2004.
He is married with two children and shares his time between London and the North East of England.
Tim is one of the most versatile musicians in the UK. He won a Grammy for his orchestrations of the Chick Corea CD "The New Crystal Silence", which he helped produce at the Sydney Opera House, and is accepting commissions as composer and arranger from several of the worlds leading orchestras.
He has won several BBC awards for his small ensemble projects and delights in fusing together differing musical disciplines. Particularly familiar with the worlds of contemporary orchestral and jazz music, Tim is also adept in creating music in the studio using electronic and pre-recorded material.
His skills extend to writing lyrics, many of which are evident on this site, and he has formed lasting relationships with several internationally renowned musicians, often working onstage alongside them.
Tim is a founder shareholder with Audio Network and has written for the RPO, the LSO, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, Westminster Abbey Choir and many other ensembles that are drawn to his eclectic vision. He likes to refer to his wide-ranging output as a ‘Diverse Unity’.
This album contains no booklet.