Bill Laurance

Bill Laurance releases live album with WDR Big Band

October 1, 2019

Live recordings from Bill Laurance’s performance with the WDR Big Band at the Philharmonie, Cologne, in late 2018, have been released, courtesy of Jazzline.

Conductor, bandleader and saxophonist Bob Mintzer arranged the material, which spans Laurance’s first three studio albums: Flint, Swift and Aftersun.

In addition to their performance in Cologne, Laurance and the band also performed at the Southbank Centre, as part of the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival.

Find the full tracklist and a studio rehearsal of Red Sand below. Order the album on vinyl or CD here.


1. The Good Things *
2. Denmark Hill ∆
3. Ready Wednesday *
4. Swag Times *
5. Money in the Desert *
6. Golden Hour ☆
7. The Rush ∆
8. Swift ∆
9. Red Sand ∆

* Flint ∆ Swift ☆ Aftersun