Winter Dream is the follow up to Days of Blue, a critical and commercial success with over 1.5 million streams on Spotify. The new album was recorded in 2 day sessions shortly before the pandemic at Beeboss Studios. The album features a quintet of Ian East or Julian Costello on sax, David Beebee on piano, Jakub Cywinski on double bass, Milo Fell on drums and Patrick Naylor on guitar. It features eight new compositions by Patrick and one by David Beebee. It is released on 1st March but is exclusively available on band camp before that date.
Days of Blue
This album features some of my usual collaborators such as Ian East (sax), David Beebee (piano) and Milo Fell (drums) as well as guest appearances from some of my favourite musicians including Sara Mitra (vocals), Stephanie O’Brien(vocals), Natalie Rozario (cello), Alex Keen (bass), Sophie Alloway (drums) and Dan Teper (accordion).
“There is a lot to enjoy in the mellow Days of Blue, especially the sensitive guitar playing of Patrick Naylor. The 9mins 26secs Blue Morning feels like a jam session and shows off the quality of the musicians involved. The Latin feel of Restless is also a treat.”
Telegraph Best Jazz Albums of 2015 – Review by Martin Chilton
“This excellent album, mostly written by Naylor but with some of the other musicians too, stays with the listener long after it’s finished.”
All About Jazz 4 star review of Days of Blue by Roger Farbey
“An easy going album that won’t easily tire.”
All About Jazz 4 Star review by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton
“Guitarist, composer and bandleader Patrick Naylor has followed the 2 exceptional albums his band made in 1999 (‘Patrick Naylor Quartet’) and 2003 (‘Afternoon Moon’) with the long-awaited ‘Days of Blue’.”
Ben Walker Days of Blue Review
“As an experienced session musician, band leader, educator, and also writer for film, television and BBC Radio, Naylor is adept at distilling these influences into an accessible sequence of ten numbers which gleam with a variety of hues and atmospheres. And whilst he is clearly an accomplished soloist and leader, this is far from an out-and-out ‘guitarist’s album’, but rather a varied, balanced and articulate jazz experience.”
Adrian Pallant Days of Blue Review
Afternoon Moon was released on January 1st 2003, featuring: Patrick Naylor on guitar; Ian East on sax; David Beebee on bass; Milo Fell on Drums; Sean Randle on Drums.
Jazzwise Magazine 2003
Patrick Naylor Quartet/Quintet
The Gypsy Dreamers
Long running Gypsy Jazz band which I run with guitarist Tim Robinson. It also features Alex Keen – double bass. Other members have included Daniel Teper – accordion, Sara Mitra – vocals and Richie Howard – clarinet. We have released 3 albums.
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