Its a couple of years now since bass player, and general making things happen man Greg Cordez debuted his quintet at the BeBop club. Since then the band has been making occasional appearances locally and their set list has been evolving. As well as organising a series of jam sessions over the years, an email from Greg was the stimulus for getting the Bristol Composers Collective going. A series of bands have released CDs since that include music (and musicians) first trialled at the collective’s more or less regular monthly gigs (Michelson Morley, Kevin Figes’ Octet to name two) . Now Greg looks to be next in line. With the same line-up still in place from that first gig, bristling with creativity (Jim Blomfield on keys, Mark Whitlam on drums, Nick Malcolm on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on sax) Greg has managed to align their busy diaries for long enough to record an album of his compositions which is near release. We know this because he’s been sneaking out a preview reel with a fun graphic and a taster track with slightly mysteriously accompanying footage from the Apollo 17 landing. I’ve not heard a release date, but the album is coming soon and it sounds like it’ll be tasty when it arrives.