Alan Simon – Big Bang (Cherry Red, 2018)
French composer Alan Simon has been combining cinematic orchestral music, rock, pop and Celtic music in the past years. He is the composer of the celebrated Excalibur: The Celtic Rock Opera. Big Bang is Simon’s vision of the creation of the universe.
The album features Celtic music legend Alan Stivell, John Helliwell of rock band Supertramp and Michael Sadler of AOR band Saga.
Big Bang features masterfully-constructed modern symphonic pieces along with electronics and a prevalent smooth jazz saxophone throughout the album.