Fish Tales - A Jazz Suite
'Fish Tales' is a jazz suite written by multi award-winning reeds master Alan Barnes and talented guitarist / composer Pat McCarthy, with poetry written and performed by Josie Moon.
The octet features trumpeter Neil Yates, trombonist Mark Nightingale and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and Dean Masser.
Grimsby Jazz commissioned Alan Barnes to create a suite of original jazz pieces based on the history of the Grimsby Fishing Industry. Alan asked Pat to contribute themes, which he arranged using his customary skill and good taste.
The project features the poet, Josie Moon on half of the tracks and paintings featured in the booklet by Dale Mackie.
Josie Moon poetry / recital
Neil Yates trumpet / flugelhorn
Gilad Atzman soprano / alto / bass clarinet
Dean Masser tenor / clarinet
Alan Barnes alto / baritone / clarinet / flute
Mark Nightingale trombone
Pat McCarthy guitar
Dave Green acoustic bass
Sebastian de Krom drums / percussion