London saxophonist and composer Samuel Sharp presents 'Consequential', his second solo album and first release with Scottish label Blackford Hill.
Over nine tracks, Samuel dips into his childhood memories, merging pastoral snapshots from frogspawn-spotting holidays in the Lake District with more recent family trips, where the sight of darting rabbits in the moonlight leaves him standing transfixed on a quiet country lane. Based in Hackney, with a recording studio on the edge of Walthamstow Marshes, Samuel lets East London seep into the record too, as heard on the steady rhythms of 'Train Across The Meadow', where he counts carriages thundering past him on his run, or 'Canal Crash', where sharp, punchy bass notes build steadily to a loud splash as he recalls a bicycle accident which propelled him over his handlebars into the Regent's Canal.
"I love the way that he plays the saxophone. It's pristine. It's also full of energy, and it's still very soulful as well." – Elizabeth Alker / BBC Radio 3
"Really like that - something new from London based saxophonist and composer Samuel Sharp. An album on the way, and to kick things off they've released that single called 'Twinkly Tide'" – Jez Nelson / JazzFM
"He's just so good... he did an amazing session for us a few years ago" – John Kennedy / Radio X
"Beautiful use of the saxophone" – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
/// Praise for Samuel's 2021 album 'Patterns Various' ///
"One of the great sax innovators of our time" – Louder Than War
"Electronical gorgeousness" – Tom Ravenscroft / BBC 6 Music
"Wonderful – part of my best new music for 2021" – Stuart Maconie / BBC 6 Music
"Sparks and colours painted so skillfully" – Elizabeth Alker / BBC Radio 3
"An album which will be looked back on as a chronicle of our times" – Backseat Mafia
One of the great sax innovators of our time. - Gordon RutherfordLouder Than War
He's just so good... he did an amazing session for us a few years ago. - John KennedyRadio X
Really like that - something new from London based saxophonist and composer Samuel Sharp. An album on the way, and to kick things off they've released that single called Twinkly Tide. - Jez NelsonJazzFM
I love the way he plays the saxophone… pristine, full of energy, and still very soulful as well. - Elizabeth AlkerBBC Radio 3
Beautiful use of the saxophone. - Jamie CullumBBC Radio 2
You can probably tell why I’m playing this one. It’s called Suffolk Moon, which everyone knows is the best county. - Tom RavenscroftBBC 6 Music
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