Alimentation (2016)


Take six of the foremost composers and musicians from the thriving East London jazz scene, add in a generous dash of friendship, a smattering of diverse influences, lightly season with a pinch of inspiration, and simmer on a low heat for a couple of years.



When the music is good and tender, throw in a couple of gourmet gigs around the UK and you’re ready to sample the delightful delicacies and aural ambrosia served up by Solstice.

About the Artist
Solstice is a collaboration between some of the foremost bandleaders and composers emerging from the thriving east London music scene. Having toured with their own groups extensively throughout the UK, Europe and some other planets with their own projects and artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Tim Garland, Andy Sheppard, Gilad Atzmon, Dave Binney, Django Bates, Jasper Hoiby and Ivo Neame, they have now come together united by a shared love of music and food to write and eat collectively. They have a unified sound drawing on influences from Brazil, New York, and France such as Hermeto Pascoal, Edward Simon and Pierre de Bethmann, whilst retaining a uniquely British identity. Their culinary and musical explorations continue with the release of their debut album ‘Alimentation’.

Brigitte Beraha — Voice
Tori Freestone – Saxes/Flutes
Jez Franks – Guitars
John Turville – Piano
Dave Manington – Double Bass
George Hart – Drums

Additional information

Release Date

9 Dec. 2016


01. Ultimate Big Cheese (06:18) 02. Mourning Porridge (06:07) 03. The Anchor Song (07:55) 04. Tilt (07:00) 05. Avocado Deficit (06:24) 06. Her Words, Like Butterflies (04:55) 07. Universal Four (08:12) 08. Solstice (08:08) 09. Unspoken (08:13)


Two Rivers Records



Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered at

Curtis Schwartz Studios on 2/12/2016


Solstice –

Executive Producer

Alya Marquardt

Album artwork

Fini Bearman


Rob Blackham


Audio CD