Trish Brown, Operations Director at St George’s Bristol recommends five albums (plus one extra) to listen to while in lockdown. 

In these challenging times we need music more than ever. While live gigs are cancelled we want to shine a spotlight on the jazz community in the South. We’ve been in contact with artists, venues, and promoters to ask them for their listening recommendations.

1) Chet Baker – It Could Happen To You

A gorgeous album, wonderfully lyrical and swingin’ in style. We’re fortunate to have a garden, so it’s the perfect accompaniment to a post-working from home outdoor drink in the spring-summer evening.

2) House of Waters – Peace the Coats 

This group are really great to see live​, they interact with each other seamlessly as a trio and when listening to them I often start imagining long rural walks in various countries around the world. It’s nice to have groups that transport you, as such, during this challenging time.

3) Miles Mosley – Uprising

For me, when I start my day I need a kick-start to get stuck into work. This provides that, and it’s also a great one for when I do my daily run. When listening turn it up!

4) Camilla George – The People Could Fly

I love head bopping to this album imagining I’m back out at a live gig (it’s actually how I dance at a live show anyway!). An expression of soulful tunes, swing numbers and some sweet vocals added by Cherise Adams-Burnett.

5) Snarky Puppy – Family Dinner Vol 1

The album is brilliant, everyone should listen to it. Lalah Hathaway’s track is a top for me.

6) Emma-Jean Thackray – Rain Dance

So, technically not an album, and technically an extra one BUT I couldn’t leave this out. This EP is an expertly produced work with cool, groove based tracks. It’s a great addition to the sunshine vibes as we head into Easter and is a definite favourite of 2020 for me.

Trish has put all these albums together in one playlist if you prefer to listen this way. Our next Stay at Home Soundtrack will be by the team at Worm Disco Club, and published on Wednesday 20 May. Follow the series on our social media and hear about it directly when you sign up to our mailing list.