Hidden Orchestra

despite thinking of myself as a fan of the record label Tru Thoughts, Hidden Orchestra managed to evade me completely, at least until yesterday when i was reading about the Mixcloud Top Cloudcasts of 2010

Hidden Orchestra’s Footsteps Mix came in at No.11, and realising that they were a Tru Thoughts artist i automatically hit play

it’s fantastic

Vodpod videos no longer available.

my curiosity piqued through the excellent choice of recordings that made up the Footsteps Mix, including some of their own work, so i was compelled to get myself a copy of their debut album Night Walks

it did not disappoint

they have delivered a great first album that should please fans of Red Snapper, The Cinematic Orchestra and others of the kind that perform complex yet accessible, predominantly instrumental tunes

here is Wandering from their debut album Night Walks being performed live at the Departure Lounge during the Edinburgh Jazz Festival last year

and from a 2009 performance at the same festival, though then called The Joe Acheson Quartet, here is Blues In The Night

Night Walks by Hidden Orchestra is out now

for more info and purchases http://www.hiddenorchestra.com/

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