In the midst of this summer heat wave and in the full flow of musical abundance I am releasing my second new album in less than three months! Quite different from the previous album – As I Breathe – which was a mix of solo shakuhachi pieces with more colourful musical collaborations, this new album Night JourneyOdes for Shakuhachi and Cello is a suite of lyrical duets for shakuhachi and cello, created with the amazing and wonderful cello player Matthew Barley.

Matthew and I first met and played together over 10 years ago in what was a fleeting but magical musical encounter. At that time we spontaneously set the intention to make an album together, and now, many years later, here it is.

The album was recorded live, totally improvised, in the deep of the night, between midnight and 5.00am. The music reflects this nocturnal mode and has some dark and mysterious, sumptuous and silky sounds and moods.

You can read more about how the album came together, and listen to some of the audio at the links below:

Night Journey - Project Notes Night Journey – album page in the shop