Ensō by Lara Jones - Saxophone, released 08 May 2020 1. St Pancras 2. Tai Chi 3. Ballet 4. Window Seat 5. Calais 6. Sejoin Ensō - "In Zen practice, the ensō circle is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express the complete and emptiness of that present moment.
A member of award-winning trio J Frisco (Jazz North Introduces) and 4 piece Beyond Albedo (Northern Line), Lara Jones is a saxophonist, improviser, composer, educator and collaborator based between Leeds and London.
She creates immersive, meditative soundscapes with solo saxophone & electronics; using live processing and field recordings. As a soloist, Lara has recently graduated from Manchester Jazz Festival’s Hothouse Programme which commissioned her to write a new series of audio-visual based works for saxophone & electronics. She has received the Jerwood Jazz Encounters Fellowship to develop this work into an interactive installation in train stations and through Brighter Sound is receiving mentorship from Anna Meredith.
She has recently released her debut solo album ‘Ensō’ which has recently been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Freeness’ and in London Jazz News.