Tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, a former winner of the Monk saxophone competition, and a well travelled recording artist since, returns with a studio album to be released on the Whirlwind label recorded in Paris called Guardians of the Heart Machine. Blake appears fittingly enough with a French band (Tony Tixier, piano, Florent Nisse, double bass, and Gautier Garrigue, drums) and tracks include ‘Wandering Aengus’ inspired by the great Irish national poet WB Yeats. To be issued on vinyl and digital on 15 March.