Bloomer is the debut album from Tom Barford - saxophonist, composer and winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. From the first notes, Bloomer is impactful, youthful and energetic. Raised in a musical family, he grew up surrounded by great music, from Frank Sinatra to Louis Armstrong. He started playing the saxophone at age nine, but it wasn't until a few years later that he took a specific interest in jazz. At age 16, he began studying at the Royal Academy of Music. Bradford's sound is immediate, bold and fluent. He's an improviser adept at resourcing a vast bank of harmonic language. Bloomer is a recording that will launch the career of this future jazz star.