Vega Trails (UK)
JAZZLe Verger de l'Hermitage
During Lockdown, Milo Fitzpatrick immersed himself in music that had space and sparseness such as Swedish fiddle music and Indian Classical music. However, it was only after listening to Charlie Haden’s album of duets, Closeness, that the project would come into focus as a duo, and Fitzpatrick immediately knew that the second musician had to be Jordan Smart. Smart brought an openness and positivity and his ability to play tenor and soprano saxophone with equal command, as well as bass clarinet and Ney flute, allowed them to open up the pallet of sound and pull the melodies into varying emotional landscapes. The result is Vega Trails, a project that brings together two open-mined and communicative musicians for the first time, to tell beautiful winding stories together and to create something soulful and new. Their debut album, Tremors in the Static, is released on Gondwana Records in May 2022.