||Collective CD (2006) |
Euan Burton CD discography Euan Burton Collective
Euan Burton (Bass), Ed Johnston (Tenor Saxophone), Phil Cardwell (Trumpet), Barry Edwards (Guitar), Thomas Gibbs (Piano), Doug Hough (Drums and Cymbals)
Double Bassist and composer Euan Burton releases his debut this fall entitled Collective. He brings together some of Britain's top young improvisers from both England and Scotland for a set of his original compositions. They draw on influences ranging from the Downtown scene in New York to those closer to home such as great British jazz musicians John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler and incorporate elements of Folk, Rock and Classical music with these. The music is written with strong melodies at its core but looks to juxtapose these with different rhythms and forms which vary from the conventional. Each piece often has several sections with different soloists taking you on a journey through each of them.
Euan Burton grew up in East Kilbride, Scotland where he took up Bass Guitar at the age of 10. After being introduced to Jazz in his teens Euan switched to Double Bass and went on to study at Birmingham Conservatoire where he graduated from with a Bmus Jazz (Hons). While in Birmingham he studied with resident Bass tutor Arnie Somogyi and also with guest tutors Dave Holland, Dave Douglas and Drew Gress. Euan also has studied ...