THE INFANT: A JAZZ SUITE FOR CHRISTMAS is Tim Boniface's latest work, now available to order on CD for Christmas 2019.
Following the success of THE EIGHT WORDS (2016) THE INFANT offers an original, deep and joyful exploration of Christmas, taking inspiration from the characters in the Christmas stories from Luke's Gospel.
Alongside Tim on saxophones, THE INFANT features the exceptional Phil Merriman (piano) Ed Babar (bass) and Jon Ormston (drums) plus a show stopping appearance from the renowned UK jazz vocal star Polly Gibbons.
"Tuneful, sincere and exciting... and it swings. Tim Boniface's quartet play beautifully on his compositions. Some solos will blow you away: Tim's impassioned tenor and alto; Phil Merriman's piano - is there anything he can't do? - as well as the smart interlocking of the rhythm section. The bonus track with Polly Gibbons is a jam session so exciting that you never want it to end. ...Fine music." Brian Case, jazz critic
"I have had such a blast listening to 'The Infant'. The playing is full of energy when required, gorgeously intimate at other points and always bursting with invention and passion. Each song has a biblical quotation from the nativity story as its starting point and the range of expression is broad, at times rejoicing, at others more tranquil and sacred. Great solos from Tim and all the band. Beautiful and uplifting." Will Todd, composer