WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A child protege, Cowley was performing Shostakovich by the age of 10.' By 17 he had turned his back on the world of classical music and entered the world of pop, performing and recording with The Brand New Heavies and Zero 7, until he formed his own band, Fragile State, producing two critically acclaimed albums that set the cosy world of jazzy chill-out music alight. But the soulless process of extracting music from a microchip became in Neil s words 'lonely and depressing. So he called on his oldest and dearest friend, his piano and set about making the sort of jazz that explodes from the keyboard like a nuclear bomb detonating over your head