As well as his own bands,Gareth has been involved in many diverse projects on recording projects and live gigs - as a key member of the late great Bheki Mseleku's group during his last years from 2005 to 2008 and also working extensively with the James Taylor Quartet since 2003, Phil Robson's IMS Quintet featuring Mark Turner, as a featured soloist with Tommy Smith's Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Laurence Cottle's Big Band, bands and recordings led by Quincy Jones, Dick Oatts, Jack DeJohnette, Tom Cawley, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Nikki Iles, Jodie Abacus, Brotherly, Reuben James, Lianne La Havas, Christine Tobin, Asaf Sirkis, Eddie Parker, Miguel Gorodi, Michael Janisch, Brian Charette, Michael Kiwanuka, Marti Pellow, Seal, Corrine Bailey Rae, Myles Sanko, Michael ‘Patches’ Stewart, Xantone Blacq, Kate Williams, Khari Cabral Simmons, Bokani Dyer, Guida de Palma, Heritage Orchestra, Adam Glasser, Claudio Passavanti, Dan Messore, Karen Lane, Patrick Cornelius, Sheryl Bailey, Callum Au Big Band, Simon Woolf, Incognito, Max Luthert, Georgia Mancio, Tristan Mailliot, Dave Preston, Nia Lynn's Bannau Trio, Hans Koller, Sirius B, Anita Wardell, Natalie Williams, Paul Booth, Gwilym Simcock, Tom Richards Jazz Orchestra, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra and many more.
Recently Gareth has been a featured soloist on some outstanding movie soundtracks - the 2018 Michael Caine heist thriller "King of Thieves" with composer Benjamin Wallfisch, and the 2019 Steven Soderbergh Netflix movie "The Laundromat" with the legendary David Holmes.
With the late great Bheki Mseleku in 2007 -
Playing with the astonishing soul singer Michael Kiwanuka -
With violin/piano genius Benet McLean - also with Julian Joseph, Clark Tracey, Daniel Casimir and Duncan Eagles here, a memorable night!
Playing with trombone hero Trevor Mires’ amazing big band -
Playing with British jazz heroine Nikki Iles’ big band - her writing is something VERY special!
Featured a little on alto flute on this fantastic song by Myles Sanko -
alto flute....with the JTQ Rochester Mass album
Young trumpet star/ fantastic composer Miguel Gorodi’s nonet -
With the force of nature that is Reuben James!
Playing with Laurence Cottle’s big band - my arrangement of Jaco’s ‘Punk Jazz’
Brilliant guitarist and composer Andrea Terrano - love playing with these guys. Italian, Spanish, jazz influences - lovely melodies.
Some Bansuri ethnic flute noodlings - again in collaboration with Andrea Terrano
Noemi Nuti band - brilliant singer and composer!
Game of Thrones adaptation with a great team of London musicians, enjoy! This was spearheaded by the incredible team of Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au. Big flute solo on this recorded in Louis’ kitchen, I was laid up and fuelled by a lot of Lemsip that day!
Some funky stuff! Three Step Manoeuvre!
Steps Ahead classic tune - Pools!
Playing on this very nice Jodie Abacus track - Liquor Store Day
Soloing on Guida De Palma's last album
recording the JTQ's ambitious Rochester Mass album in June 2015 -
Live with the mighty James Taylor Quartet! Starsky and Hutch!
This was a fun project a few years ago, working on the horn arrangements and collaborating with Bluey of Incognito fame for Khari Cabral Simmons' album Clementine Sun -
playing in a jam - someday my prince will come
with the late great Bheki Mseleku in 2006
playing some bass flute(s) behind the brilliant guitarist/singer/songwriter George Vjestica of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds fame -
with trombone phenomenon Barnaby Dickinson's London Horns band -
with bassist/composer Max Luthert's Orbital group - love this band!
Here's a couple of films of trumpeter/composer Reuben Fowler's big band which i'm proud to be a member of - these are from january 2014 at the Forge, London. Tom Harrell's composition "Angela" and Reuben's tune "Holness" - i'm featured on both pieces.
playing with the fantastic soul/jazz singer (in fact there's NOTHING she can't sing!) Natalie Williams - 'Butterfly', love this tune!
playing 'You Don't Know' with Natalie - big flute solo on this!
Here are some 2014 videos of me playing with the brilliant young pianist and composer John Cervantes and his quintet - he has an original take on composing, fusing flamenco and jazz elements to make something really unique.
Playing with bass legend Laurence Cottle's big band - playing these Jaco tunes with him is a dream come true!!!
Recording in the studio with the unbelievably funky keyboardman and singer Xantone Blacq's band -
Recording with the James Taylor Quartet - accompanied by some arresting images of Jane Fonda in Barberella!
Playing with Dave Preston's Quartet For The End Of Time...love this guy's tunes.