ukvibe asked Percy Pursglove what he had enjoyed musically in 2013.. “My top ten (favourite/most listened to) albums of 2013 (in no particular order) are”:
Exaudi – Exposure (Exuadi/Huddersfield Contemporary 2013)
Wayne Shorter – High Life (Verve 1995)
Peter Evans Quintet – Ghosts (More Is More 2011)
Keith Jarrett Standards Trio – At the Blue Note: The Complete Recording (ECM 2008)
The Hilliard Ensemble – Morimur (ECM 2001)
Vince Mendoza/London Symphony Orchestra: Epiphany (Zebra 1999)
Ornette Coleman – The shape of jazz to come (Atlantic 1959)
Kenny Wheeler – Music For Large & Small Ensembles (ECM 1990)
Conlon Nancarrow/Ensemble Modern/Ingo Metzmacher – Studies (BMG 1993)
Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic – Le Sacre Du Printemps (Columbia 1958)
After graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire’s BMus(Hons) Jazz course with first class honours in 2003, Percy obtained a scholarship to study on the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at the New School University, New York City. During his stay in New York he performed with a great variety of jazz ensembles, including The Ellington Orchestra at Birdland, the Coltrane Ensemble at Sweet Rhythm, The Rene Marie Big Band at Town Hall, and The Knitting Factory with Jesse Elder, Matt Brewer and Tommy Crane.
Percy has performed alongside Paul Dunmall, Peter Evans, Jon Irabagon, BBC Radio Big Band, Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, Hans Koller, Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan, John Hollenbeck, Mark Dresser, Andy Panayi, Mark Lockheart, Tommy Smith, LJO, The Halle, Stan Sulzman, Jim Mullen, English String Orchestra, Jean Toussaint, Tony Levin, Elbow, Guy Barker, John Horler, Mark Nightingale, Nigel Hitchcock, Phil Robson, Neil Yates, Alan Barnes and John Dankworth.