Symphonie Pacifique


Greg Foat
Label: Strut
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Europe
Released: 3 Jul 2020
Genre: Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk

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Greg Foat has established himself as a versatile mainstay in UK jazz with a celebrated discography spanning soul-jazz, library music, and cinematic compositions. ‘Symphonie Pacifique,’ embraces a widescreen sonic palette, weaving lush choral textures, harp, and tubular bells into its expansive soundscape. Foat’s creative vision shines through on tracks like ‘After The Storm,’ where improvised layers meld seamlessly, creating moments of serene beauty.

The album also ventures into groove-laden territory with tracks like ‘Anticipation’ and ‘Nikinakinu,’ the latter paying homage to Foat’s stepson and showcasing African influences. Additionally, poignant tributes are paid, such as ‘Lament For Lamont,’ honoring the late Duncan Lamont, a revered figure in British jazz. Recorded analog in London’s Fish Factory studios with international contributions, ‘Symphonie Pacifique’ underscores Foat’s evolution as a leading jazz pianist and composer in the UK.