‘Short Stories is the new album from UK jazz outfit, ARQ. Fronted by bassist Alison Rayner, ‘Short Stories’ is the band’s third LP. Ms Rayner say: “My music is allegorical and I write songs without words about experiences, places and feelings. ‘Short Stories’ was inspired by the sudden losses of three young people within close family and friends. Their stories were too short but through my music I want to celebrate the joy they brought to our lives”.

With an abundance of folk-tinged melodies, rhythmic interplay and spontaneous improvisation, ‘Short Stories’ (partly funded by the Arts Council) will be released on 25th October.