SONGS FROM THE FLOATING WORLD
‘Massive talent and perfect technique…Sarah Moule stands in the very top flight of UK vocalists‘ Brian Blain, LondonJazz.com
‘Superb interpretations…impressionistic, floating, wildly romantic. Moule really finds the soul of her instrument on this outstanding collection’ Peter Quinn, Jazzwise
‘If being in touch with the heritage of jazz music is an essential ingredient, then Sarah Moule’s set drips with authenticity‘ Simon Adams, YorkshireCoastGigs.com
‘Class will out as they say…and everyone involved in this fine album is a class act‘ Bruce Lindsay, AllAboutJazz.com
‘A first-rate set‘ Clive Davis, The Sunday Times Magazine CD Review
‘Exquisitely textured arrangements…such a compelling interpreter of a lyric’ January Jazz Journal Interview by Trevor Hodgett
Sarah has been working with her regular trio since 2002 when it was formed to record her debut CD, It’s A Nice Thought, for Linn Records.
Simon Wallace has had a varied international career as a composer, pianist and musical director. He has performed in 26 countries and appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Club, The Vortex and the 606 Club in London and has played several seasons at The Cafe Carlyle and The Metropolitan Room in New York. From 1993 until her death in 2011 he wrote songs with American lyricist Fran Landesman and for over 30 years worked with the late Simon Brint composing music for some of Britain’s most popular TV shows. He has been musical director for many singers including Ian Shaw, Claire Martin and Clare Teal and in recent years Barb Jungr. He is married to Sarah.
In addition to leading his own bands, bassist Mick Hutton has played on over sixty albums and performed worldwide. Artists he has played with include: Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler, Jack Bruce, Bill Bruford, Humphrey Lyttelton, Nigel Kennedy, Acker Bilk, Jim Mullen, Gary Husband, Bob Berg, Pharoah Saunders, Tommy Smith, Courtney Pine, John Scofield, Annie Ross, Mose Allison, Bobo Stenson and Ian Shaw. He is one of the most admired bass players on the European jazz scene.
Paul Robinson has been a professional drummer since 1970. He spent 19 years touring worldwide with Nina Simone, and was a member of Trevor Horn’s Art of Noise. He has worked with Van Morrison, Zoot Money, The Buggles, Cleo Laine, Billy Ocean, Billy Connelly, Jesse Green, and Colin Hodgkinson’s Back Door. Session work includes Paul Mcartney, Tracy Ullman, Jan Hammer and Swans Way. Recent work has included three world tours with “Sing The Truth”, featuring Dianne Reeves, Liz Wright, Angelique Kidjo, Patti Austin & Simone.
Guest Musicians on Songs From The Floating World:
Gary Hammond has played percussion on all Sarah’s CDs. He toured and recorded extensively with The Beautiful South and in addition to session work he is a member of the duo The Hut Men.
Mark Hodgson is one of the UK’s most highly regarded bass players. He recorded and toured Sarah’s 3rd CD, A Lazy Kind Of Love and plays on one track (My Babe) on Songs From The Floating World.
Violinist Warren Zielinski met Sarah when they performed together regularly in The John Wilson Orchestra. He is one of the country’s most sought after session players.
Nigel Price is one of the UK’s most highly regarded jazz guitarists and leads The Nigel Price Organ Trio.
Clive Bell is one of the UK’s foremost Shakuhachi players. He played on Sarah’s third CD A Lazy Kind Of Love.
Yori Silver is a classically trained avant-garde bass clarinetist.
Tim Hodgkinson is a composer and bass clarinetist with a long involvement with improvised music. He co-founded the band Henry Cow with Fred Frith and has toured worldwide and recorded with a number of improvising ensembles.