Rough Boundaries

Rough Boundaries was Naylor's debut Big Band album, recorded with Birmingham Jazz Orchestra in April 2016.  The suite consists of five pieces about five contrasting places (Moscow, Bilbao, Stockholm, Reykjavik and Marrakech), with the aim to capture the character and nuance of each place through music.  He deliberately selected places which are aguably less travelled and therefore untainted by commercialism, allowing him to describe his own adventure, rather than living up to someone else's.  

The Album is available both digitally and physically from Bandcamp, Itunes and Amazon, as well as the complete scores and parts for each composition.

4 Stars - This is a really important band, not only for its role as a vehicle for extended original compositions and arrangements, but also as a showcase for the ever expanding and increasingly exciting jazz talent pool in this central English city. Rough Boundaries confirms what Burns first suggested: vibrant and hugely talented young musicians who can read sophisticated charts and swing like the blazes being given the chance to do both in equal measure by writers of remarkable maturity. The disk not only ticks all kinds of “good thing” boxes, it’s also a joyful, heart-swelling listen.
— Jazzwise
One hears shades and echoes of Kenny Wheeler, Gil Evans and Maria Schnieder as well as the improvisatory flexibility of Graham Collier and Django Bates.
— LondonJazzNews
4 Stars - Rough Boundaries is another impressive album from this exciting new ensemble
— All About Jazz
The whole production is a testament not only to the immense amount of talent of this exciting young jazz melting pot, but to the cohesion they have as a community. Other cities may be the subject of Jacky Naylor’s marvellous music, but it was created right here in Birmingham.
— TheJazzBreakfast



Tom Syson - Trumpet 1

Hugh Pascall - Trumpet 2

Sean Gibbs - Trumpet 3

Alex Astbury - Trumpet 4


Josh Schofield - Alto 1, Soprano 

Lee Griffiths - Alto 2, Clarinet

John Fleming - Tenor 1

Vittorio Mura - Tenor 2

Alicia Gardener - Trejo - Bari, Bass Clarinet


Ben Lee - Guitar

David Ferris - Piano

Stuart Barker - Double Bass

Jonathan Silk - Drums


Richard Foote - Trombone 1

David Sear - Trombone 2

Josh Tagg - Trombone 3

Andrew Clennel - Bass Trombone