Polyphonic Jazz Band

A controversial claim: complex counterpoint – the combination of multiple independent melodies into a single harmonic texture in which each retains its linear character – has been noticeably under-explored in jazz. Fred Thomas’ Polyphonic Jazz Band explores improvised, spontaneous counterpoint, … Continued

The Beguilers

Fred Thomas’ latest 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 … Continued