Former BBC New Generation Artist, and participant in Take Five Europe, the work of trumpeter, flügelhornist and composer Tom Arthurs situates itself between large scale commissions for orchestra and beyond, rich and intimate chamber jazz, and experimental, beautiful and intriguing improvised music. Since 2013 he takes part in InnerTimeSpace, and since 2014 he is member of Stevko Busch´s FUGARA.
Drawing influence from music ranging from György Ligeti to the pygmies of Central Africa, the work of film directors Andrei Tarkovsky and Jean-Luc Godard and the creations of pioneering chefs Ferran Adrià and Heston Blumenthal, Tom's warm sound and all-encompassing approach are becoming increasingly well known across Europe and beyond.
Recent recordings include Julia Hülsmann Quartet (ECM, 2013), Eric Schaefer's 'Who's Afraid of Richard W.' (ACT, 2013), Miles Perkin Quartet (2012), H3B Songs No Songs (Abalone, 2012) and Postcards from Pushkin with Richard Fairhurst (Babel, 2011).
Various one-off projects and collaborations have seen Tom perform with an incredible range of musicians including John Surman, John Taylor, Tom Rainey, Drew Gress, Ingrid Laubrock, Jack DeJohnette, Iain Ballamy, Thomas Strønen, Rudi Mahall, Eddie Prévost, John Butcher, Phil Minton, Steve Beresford, Evan Parker, Nicolas Masson, John Schröder, Kenny Wheeler, Stéphane Payen and electronic music manipulators Icarus.
Tom relishes the chance to make new connections wherever he goes.
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