The release of LIVE AT THE BBC ushers in a particularly active period for Barbara Thompson; not only has her much-anticipated autobiography been published via Jazz In Britain, but there is also a new album due for release in 2021 featuring the remaining able players of Paraphernalia and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO)  – here, in Barbara’s own words, is a brief outline of what to expect: “The 10-track album of my compositions will feature up-and-coming musicians such as Tom Ridout, finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 Jazz Award, on sax and his sister, flugelhorn player Alexandra Ridout, who won the jazz award for BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016. They perform among other fantastic young players. My daughter Ana will be singing In Memory, my piece adapted from Love Songs in Age for Paraphernalia, alongside Colosseum’s Safe as Houses, which Jon and I co-wrote. I’m delighted that Peter’s son, the exceptionally talented Ru Lemer, was able to be involved as producer and sound engineer, making this truly a family affair.”