MICHAEL J MCEVOY
REMEMBRANCE 1955 to 1963 2023
A live studio album featuring some of London's finest jazz musicians, drawing on themes composed for The Jazz Ambassadors film with extended solos and expanded arrangements by Mike and saxophonist, Paul Booth.
An eclectic mix of contrasting moods, from reflective to intense; the spontaneity, soulfulness, and virtuosity of the musicians in this band is incredible.
This soulful live orchestral production brims with classic '60s and ‘70s Latin-jazz vibes. Featuring drummer, Richard Bailey and the horn and woodwinds of Latin-jazz band, Trypl (Paul Booth, Trevor Mires, Ryan Quigley), the song is produced and arranged by Michael who also performs keyboards, guitars, bass and vocals with backing vocal support from Jasmine Duxbury.
A MAZE OF OUR OWN MAKING 2020
This double A side features legendary American guitarist Duke Levine (Pete Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, Mary Chapin Carpenter). The second track, Vortex of Unknowing, with its lush Latino overtone, features Humberto Pena on lead vocals, accompanied by Antonia Courcier (soprano) and Sunny Pena Courcier (sax).
THE DARK NIGHT OF THE
‘Dark Night of the Blue Butterfly’ is a soundtrack to a film currently in development.
A sensual piano is echoed by gentle harp and shimmering strings. Unresolved endings and dark cello tones hint at danger to come.
THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS
America planned to win hearts around the world during the Cold War with the help of America’s most influential jazz artists. The soundtrack features Mark Mondesir (drums), Karl Rasheed Abel (bass), Freddie Gavita, Tom Walsh, Kevin Robinson (trumpet), Paul Booth, Graeme Blevins, Patrick Clahar (sax) and Fayyaz Virji and Dennis Rollins (trombone).
FINDING YOUR FEET
This heartwarming film featuring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and David Heyman is beautifully scored by Michael highlighting his string writing with some light jazzy touches and a warm, uplifting feel.