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Rick Wakeman guests on new single from Justin Swadling

Rick Wakeman
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Rick Wakeman will guest on Into The Light, the brand new single from contemporary jazz musician Justin Swadling, which will be released through 33Jazz Records on May 14.

The new single pitches Swadling's soulful jazz sound with Wakeman's identifiable progressive rock influence to create a fascinating blend f the two genres.

Swadling, who has worked with the likes of Captain Sensible, Nik Kerhsaw, Bonnie Tyler, T'Pau, Tony Hadley and more, first came to prominence with his 2015 debut album A Place To Be, written for alto sax and string quartet, drawing praise across the jazz world, desribed as "Charlie Parker's work with strings". He followed this up with The Dreamer EP in 2020.

As well as playing sax, Swadling also wrote and produced Into The Light, which as well as Wakeman on synthesizer, features Mike Outrum on guitar and Mike Gorman on organ.

Pre-order Into The Light.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.