Sands Films

Fred Thomas is curating a series of concerts and interviews at the legendary Sands Films Studios in Rotherhithe. 2020 featued Liam Noble, Kadialy Kouyate, Preetha Narayana, Alice Zawadzki, Ewan Bleach, Rob Luft, Elina Duni and Misha Mullov-Abbado. Production by Sands … Continued

Strings

    Buy J.S. Bach’s ‘Air’ from Bandcamp here Overture No. 3 BWV 1068, Air Composed by J.S. Bach  Performed, recorded and mixed by Fred Thomas Mastered by Peter Beckmann Artwork by Fred Thomas  Violin I: viella Violin II: viella Viola: viola da gamba Continuo: double bass … Continued

Ruth Bruckner

Multi-instrumentalists Ruth Bruckner and Fred Thomas met in Tuscany in 2019, immediately connecting through their love of medieval music and in particular the viella. Performing on combinations of strings, recorders, prepared piano, tenor banjo and voice, their duo is dedicated … Continued

J.S. Banjo

“The familiar prelude to the G major Cello Suite sounding so, so right. Thomas gives the closing Gigue an irresistible swing and finds rare depth and expression in the Allemande. There’s similar magic in Suite No. 3, Bach’s slow Sarabande … Continued

Dick Wag: A Tribute to Richard Wagner

  ‘Dick Wag – a Tribute to Richard Wagner’ is a new jazz trio dedicated to the notorious German composer, despised and idolised in equal measure. Comprised of the most unlikely collaborators, this tribute band attempts to reconcile itself to … Continued

Spinning Threads

Complex counterpoint – the combination of multiple independent melodies into a single harmonic texture – has been noticeably under-explored in jazz. This project explores improvised, spontaneous counterpoint, seeking inspiration from one of the richest resources in all of Western music … Continued

The Beguilers

Fred Thomas’ album ‘The Beguilers’ weaves crafted song-writing into the narratives of poems by William Blake, Emily Brontë, William Shakespeare, James Joyce, Walter Savage Landor and Thomas Carew. Drawing on a wonderfully strange repository of musical influences – English folk, … Continued

Fred Thomas Trio

  Fred Thomas Trio will be recording their debut album for ECM.   Fred Thomas – piano and transcriptions Aisha Orazbayeva – violin Lucy Railton – cello   Transcriptions by Fred Thomas, published and available to buy from Edition Wilhelm Hansen or … Continued