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Geoff Eales
Geoff (* 1951 in Aberbargoed, Wales) is a pianist and composer. When he was eight years old, he learned 12-bar blues from his father, a pianist in a local dance band. In school he studied classical piano and French Horn, becoming a member of the Glamorgan Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He attended Cardiff University, receiving bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees. In 1980 he was awarded a Ph.D for his large scale orchestral work "An American Symphony" and a setting of Dylan Thomas' poem "In the Beginning" for tenor, French horn, and piano.
After leaving school, Eales played piano on a Greek cruise ship and traveled around the world. For a few months he lived in New Orleans where he worked with Major Holley, Jimmy McPartland, Buddy Tate, and Earl Warren. He moved to London in 1977 and became a member of the Joe Loss band, then spent four years as a pianist for the BBC Big Band.
Eales has worked with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andy Williams, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jose Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Bob Farnon, Billy May, Adelaide Hall, Michael Ball and many others and has played on film soundtracks, records, TV shows and jingles.
from Wikipedia
contact: geoffreyeales@btinternet.com
homepage: www.geoffeales.com
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Love Sacred & Profane
33JAZZ 290
Geoff Eales, piano, Fender Rhodes, organ
Mark Lockheart, soprano sax
Ben Waghorn, soprano sax, alto sax, bass clarinet
Jason Yarde, alto sax
Andy Findon, flute, whistle
Carl Orr, guitar
Shirley Smart, cello
Matt Ridley, bass
Sophie Alloway, drums
Brigitte Beraha, vocals
Brenda Ford, vocals
Jacqui Hicks, vocals

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