Streaming Part 4

I thought I might explain the how and why of the tracks on the album Reeding Aloud, and others that are likely to be uploaded in the near future. They date from my past, when I had a real, pretty demanding, day job and music was some kind of relief (even therapy on occasions). I…

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Streaming Part 3

For the best part of 60 years I’ve been trying to tame the beast that is jazz clarinet – aiming to escape from the all-enveloping shadows of Benny Goodman and Buddy de Franco while simultaneously avoiding the carnivorous species of the saxophone family. My ‘style’, if that isn’t too grand a word, tends towards the…

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Roots

I was a speaker at the 2018 Arboricultural Association conference held at Exeter. Videos of the talks (including mine) are here. As I explain, my presentation was built on The War Between Trees and Grasses, this time focusing on underground warfare and the evolution of roots and soils. It turns out that events in the…

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New posts on new books

After rather neglecting the Harvests at the brink blog site for several months (not that there’s been nothing to blog about, it’s just…Life…you know, that old thing). Anyway, today I’ve come roaring back with news of, and extracts from, two recently published books. All books by me are available in Europe from AmazonUK and worldwide from Summerfield Books.  

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Streaming Part 2

Richard Marggraf Turley is an award-winning poet, novelist, world expert on literature of the Romantic era and blues shouter. We got the idea of setting to music some of the verses from his collection The Fossil-Box. I used this as an opportunity to experiment with the digital tools that allow computer musicians to do all…

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Streaming Part 1

I’ve finally entered the vaguely surreal world of online music streaming. Through a portal by the odd name ‘DistroKid‘, I’ve been able to distribute tracks and albums to all the major streaming platforms eg Spotify (here’s the first uploaded track), iTunes etc. If you use any of these services, you can find this stuff by…

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The Country Side of Jazz

The album has finally arrived. Nance Wilson and I model the promotional T-shirts to celebrate the fledging of this long-incubated hatchling. Among the many unique features of this collection is lyrics that include the words ‘isinglass’ and ‘Yggdrasil’.  See www.wilson-thomas.com for more.

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