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Tom Arthurs

Former BBC New Generation Artist, and participant in Take Five Europe, the work of trumpeter, flügelhornist and composer Tom Arthurs situates itself between large scale commissions for orchestra and beyond, rich and intimate chamber jazz, and experimental, beautiful and intriguing improvised music.

Drawing influence from music ranging from György Ligeti to the pygmies of Central Africa, the work of film directors Andrei Tarkovsky and Jean-Luc Godard and the creations of pioneering chefs Ferran Adrià and Heston Blumenthal, Tom's warm sound and all- encompassing approach are becoming increasingly well known across Europe and beyond.

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'Une révélation' [Citizen Jazz, France]

'A master flugelhorn improviser' [John Fordham, The Guardian, UK]

'A world-class improviser' [Jazzwise, UK]

'A restlessly creative and experimental musician' [The Jazz Mann, UK]

'Der Glasbläser' [Ssirus Pakzad, SWR2, Germany]

'Er stößt mit dem Horn in die Stille hinein. Mit Treffsicherheit und Geschmeidigkeit verleiht Tom Arthurs... seinem Jazz durch Schönheit Bedeutung. Wie sein berühmter Kollege Kenny Wheeler bewegt er sich ohne Scheuklappen zwischen den Stilen und Genres… Musiker in ganz Europa wurden dadurch hellhörig...' [Karl Lippegaus, Deutschlandfunk]

'Der junge Tom Arthurs überzeugt als Lyriker mit nuanciertem, beherrschtem Ton.' [Manfred Papst, NZZ am Sonntag, Switzerland]

'Arthurs is ingenious in the way he can make a line seem at once rhapsodically free and focused' [Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph, UK]

'An incredibly accomplished player

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Albums

Postcards From Pushkin
Postcards From Pushkin
Babel Label
2012
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Mesmer
Mesmer
Babel Label
2007
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Squash Recipe
Squash Recipe
Babel Label
2006
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Centripede
Centripede
Babel Label
2004
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