Tom Arthurs [flügelhorn]
Richard Fairhurst [piano]
Tom Arthurs and Richard Fairhurst might appear almost fated to make music together: growing up in almost identical houses less than 30 miles apart, the left-handed lovers of Havaianas flip-flops, Turkish pizza and Cabinet magazine finally met when Tom played in Richard's group Nest at the 2004 BBC Jazz Awards.
Two years on and after nine months of grabbing all spare days available to rehearse and develop material at Steinway Hall and the Vortex, Tom and Richard released their debut album 'Mesmer' on the independent label, Babel in 2007.
They have performed on Radio 3 on both In Tune and Jazz Line-Up.
Theie album features original compositions by both, co-writing, solo improvisations and a Morton Feldman-esque rendition of reeds-player Lothar Ohlmeier's, Infinite, invoking an intimate, warm and open space full of colour and variety.