Release date: 10th November 2008
Edition Records – EDN1005
Recorded at Christchurch Studios, Bristol.
Catching Sunlight was commissioned by the Lunar Saxophone Quartet. Originally intended to be a work for four saxophones and piano, composer Dave Stapleton expanded it to include a full jazz rhythm section (Stapleton’s regular musical partners bassist Paula Gardiner and drummer Elliot Bennett) plus trumpeter Neil Yates.
‘This disc is without a doubt one this year’s best and certainly one of those under-recognized gems that shouldn’t be ignored’. Downtown Music Gallery, New York
‘Pieces rank among the best performances I’ve heard all year’. Independent on Sunday
‘…with a sound halfway between Miles and Arve Henriksen. An excellent recording with standout contributions from both composer and trumpeter’. Jazzwise ****
‘Here is some of the best new jazz around, both in conception and writing and its performance is exquisite. It really is brilliant’. Cardiff Jazz Society