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John Harle Launches The John Harle Collection, a 20-Album Retrospective

Nov. 01, 2020

Composer/saxophonist John Harle has launched a 20-album retrospective from across his 40-year career in aid of the Help Musicians COVID-19 charity. The John Harle Collection has been a major lockdown project and takes in recordings from 1977-2016, featuring John performing across multiple musical disciplines - as both player and composer - in classical, jazz and pop with an array of collaborators. The collection has been tirelessly curated by John himself. It is deeply personal and has become what he refers to as something of a "sonic autobiography".


Highlights of the Collection include:

  • Jazz classics for saxophone, piano and orchestra, performed with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra;
  • Concertos and symphonic movements by Villa-Lobos, Ibert, Hermann, Coates, Rodrigo and Harle himself;
  • World premiere performances of solo works by Berio, Bedford and the British premiere of Edison Denisov's Sonata;
  • Saxophone quartets by Piazzolla, Alvarez, Weill, Bozza, Francaix, Muldowney, Jacob, Patterson, Dubois and Bedford;
  • Medieval, Renaissance and Contemporary repertoire from the time that he worked with Sir Harrison Birtwistle at the National Theatre;
  • Harle's own compositions (1985-2013), including live performance of Leviathan with Vasily Petrenko and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra;
  • John Harle and the Berliner Band in music by Weill, Eisler and Brandt;
  • Performances with Marc Almond and previously unreleased tracks by Elvis Costello;
  • Contemporary jazz live from Bloomsbury Theatre and Queen Elizabeth Hall;
  • Songs and electronic music including new remix of the Silent Witness theme by Danny Harle;
  • Silent Witness and other music for film by Harle, Satie, Lai, Mandel, Nyman and Herman;
  • Traditional and contemporary songs (2004-2017);
  • The Ballad of Jamie Allan - folk opera by John Harle and Tom Pickard
  • Lounge and contemporary tracks (1984-2018) performed by Harle with the Dreamland Orchestra & Opera House;
  • The Golden Demon - an audiobook, with music by John Harle, about the life of Adolphe Sax

John Harle and Sospiro Records will donate all the proceeds they receive from the sale of The John Harle Collection (digital albums/singles and the CD box set) to the Help Musicians Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund Phase 2.

To learn more about John Harle and The John HarleCollection, visit: