Saxophonist Tim Garland will reunite with his former partner in Celtic jazz group Lammas, Don Paterson on the guitarist's Scottish gigs with his new band, the Don Paterson Situation during February.
Garland, who subsequently joined Chick Corea's The Vigil, co-led Lammas with Paterson throughout the 1990s, recording five albums and touring widely before Paterson's work as a poet and demand for Garland's talents as a saxophonist and composer caused an amicable split in 2000.
As well as The Vigil, Garland went on to play with Bill Bruford's Earthworks and in Storms/Nocturnes with vibraphonist Joe Locke and pianist Geoff Keezer as well as fulfilling commissions from the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the London Symphony, the City of Birmingham Symphony and BBC Concert orchestras. He premiered his Re:Focus, a re-imagining of Stan Getz's 1961 orchestral album, Focus, at Wigmore Hall during London Jazz Festival in November.
Paterson's work as a much-decorated poet has seen music taking a back seat for much of the past decade but he returned with the Don Paterson Situation early last year with renewed enthusiasm. His band launches a new jazz season at Eyemouth Hippodrome in the Scottish Borders on Saturday 11 February before going on to play at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews (25 February) and Tron Theatre, Glasgow (26 February).
"Tim and always I kept in touch and we've played together a few times informally since Lammas but these will be the first gigs we've done together in sixteen years and I'm really looking forward to working with him again," says Paterson.
– Rob Adams