Best Instrumental CompositionCounting To InfinityTim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)Track from: Dialmentia[Origin Records]
From the opening drone of the didjeridu, the listener knows that this is no ordinary big band chart. Counting to Infinity, from the new Tim Davies Big Band album Dialmentia, takes you on a journey like only Tim Davies’s music can. On top of writing all of the music, Davies leads the band from the drums, stoking the band like a powerful steam engine one moment, steering it like a finely-tuned race car the next. He blends swing, rock, hip hop and contemporary techniques into compositions truly unique: this is not your father’s big band! Davies first dreamt of leading his own big band when he was twelve, inspired by a cassette of Australia
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