The world of session musicians is so often overlooked and yet their contribution to our musical landscape cannot be overstated. As not only drummer but also musical director for acts as seemingly disparate as Kylie Minogue, Massive Attack and Il Divo. Having appeared as a sideman for much of his career, he now moves into the spotlight with his first solo album. Showing the wide ranging influences which have made him so in demand over the years, from Afro-Cuban to smooth soul to more contemporary jazz and classical styles, this is a highly recommended album of the British nu-jazz scene in 2018. Release in March.