'Pavane' is a collection of original compositions that blur the boundaries between classical and jazz. Each piece shows us a new soundscape, and the exquisite sound of Paul's trumpet transports us through each one in turn. From the sense of romantic longing in A Simple Truth, through the rising elegiac quality and counterpoint of Crystalline, to the haunting mystery of Catalonia, 'Pavane' takes us on an inspiring musical journey. Paul has created many albums but this is his first to blend the genres of jazz and classical music. He has never felt restricted by musical boundaries and wanted to make an album that combines the freedom of jazz with the rich sonorities of classical music. 'Pavane' presents pieces in song form in a classical style with an emphasis on melody and counterpoint. The jazz ensemble is complemented by a string section with classical guitar, and highlighted by the melodious sounds of a cello. Paul's trumpet flows throughout with a voice that is in turn seductive, playful and intriguing. His consummate skill and seemingly effortless technique produce a sound of unearthly beauty.