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Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf AJE does no wrong. I get so drawn in by it that feels like it’s over all too soon. Ps: I have word the vinyl release is coming when they tour.
Patrik Adolfsson
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Patrik Adolfsson Quality through and through. The electronic is weaved in so expertly that it amazes and enhances the compositions beautifully. Summer Slips Away took me completely by surprise by the use of only Dm and C, and still the complexity, not to mention solo work including great vocals. Magnificent! Favorite track: Summer Slips Away.
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Lamplighter55 This is just a sublime set of tracks! 'Summer Slips Away' paints a perfect picture of a late August day - as the sun dips below the horizon we look up into the warm evening sky - the day folds into night. That liminal moment of heart rending memories, where we know the past is behind us but we still somehow feel it's pull.

So looking forward to the full album release at the end of November! Great work! Favorite track: Summer Slips Away.
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Jan-Dirk Platek This album is a masterpiece! Sounds so huge! Favorite track: Summer Slips Away.
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Colin Baldry's AJE are often compared to Bob James and David Axelrod due to the large ensemble and orchestra elements

The AJE ethos is one of instrumental storytelling, a cinematic journey. Tracks begin from a simple idea, a texture, an ambient soundscape that has room to grow, often blossoming into euphoric suites. At the heart of every track is a jazz ensemble, but the music owes much to electronica or orchestral influences rather than jazz, it is merely the palette of sounds & collaborative musicianship that carve the AJE musical landscape.

15 piece orchestra with Kit Downes on piano and Rhodes, Ben Reynolds on drums, Donna Gardier vocals, Finn Peters on saxophone, The Adderbury Ensemble string quartet and many more fine musicians. All music written and produced by Colin Baldry. Mixed by multi platinum award winning engineer George Shilling.

'Breathe It In' licensed to Cafe Del Mar for their ad campaign

Ambient Jazz Ensemble is Colin Baldry's commercial music project, his chilled, cinematic Lounge Music output for Here & Now Recordings very much inspired by his tv and film music composing and production. Colin Baldry has had a glorious career in music writing and producing for RCA, Geffen, Motown, Virgin & Capitol Records. He arranges and conducts The BBC Concert Orchestra & The City Of Prague Philharmonic and has been known to perform at parties for The Rolling Stones.

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released November 24, 2017

Keyboards, Guitars, Bass Gtr, Pedal Steel, Rhodes - Colin Baldry
Drums - Ben Reynolds (Claire Teal, Joe Stilgoe)
Piano, Rhodes - Kit Downes (Troyka, Clark Tracey, Empirical)
Double Bass - Chris Hill (Jamie Callum, Annie Lennox, Van Morrison)
Saxes, Flute, Bass Clarinet - Ollie Weston (Hackney Colliery Band, London Jazz Orchestra)
Trumpet, Flugel - Tom Allan (Dele Sosimi, Tony Allen)
Saxes - Finn Peters (Bill Frisell, Sam Rivers, Sa Ra, Incognito)
Percussion - Gary Hammond (Nina Simone, The Beautiful South)
Vocals - Donna Gardier (Raw Stylus, Sting, Billy Ocean)
Tuned Percussion - Sam Baldry
Hammond - Rik Carter
Strings - The Adderbury Ensemble

Recorded by Colin Baldry at Barrow Hill Studio
Mixed by George Shilling at Bank Cottage Studio
Mastered by Tim Geraghty at Inspired HQ

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AJE is all about storytelling, a cinematic journey. Tracks begin from a simple idea, a texture, an ambient soundscape that has room to grow, often blossoming into euphoric suites. At the heart of every track is a jazz ensemble, but the music owes much to electronica or orchestral influences, jazz is merely the palette of sounds & collaborative musicianship that carve the AJE musical landscape. ... more

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