born on 12/10/1946 in Liecester, England, United Kingdom
Daryl Runswick (12 October 1946) is a classically trained English composer, arranger, musician, producer and educationalist.
He started playing bass with leading UK jazz musicians in the mid-60s, including Dick Morrissey and John Dankworth, with whom he would tour and compose for extensively for some 12 years. In 1969, he was a member of the Lionel Grigson-Pete Burden Quintet, and in 1972 he played and recorded with the Ian Hamer Septet, a band in which he coincided with Tubby Hayes, among others, and throughout the 1970s he was also a member of the London Jazz Four. As a session musician he later branched out into more popular music, including appearing on the first The Alan Parsons Project recording and working with Elton John.
Cleo Laine has recorded several of his compositions.
From 1995 to 2005 he was Head of Composition Faculty at Trinity College of Music (notable students include Angie Atmadjaja, Dai Fujikura, Harris Kittos, Nikos Veliotis and Reynaldo Young).
As a composer he has written film and TV scores, including the films Gullsandur (Golden Sands) (1985) and No Surrender (1985), and the TV series Seekers (1992). His major concert work, Maybe I Can Have an Everlasting Love for voice, computer-generated electronics and orchestra, premiered in 2005 at Blackheath Halls, London. His works have also been conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore and played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, among others.
As a record producer, Runswick has also produced recordings by Keith Tippett.
Runswick is the author of a standard textbook Rock, Jazz and Pop Arranging.
- 1970 - Atlantic Bridge
- 1970 - That's Just the Way I Want to Be Blossom Dearie
- 1970 - Rites and Rituals - Ray Russell
- 1971 - Rock Workshop - Ray Russell
- 1971 - The Very Last Time - Ray Russell
- 1971 From the Beggar's Mantle - Barbara Dickson
- 1972 - Live at the ICA - Ray Russell
- 1972 - Acropolis - Ian Hamer Septet (released 2005)
- 1973 - Secret Asylum - Ray Russell
- 1976 - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - The Alan Parsons Project
- 1977 - Alan Branscombe & Tony Coe
- 1981 - In Hoagland - Georgie Fame, Annie Ross and Hoagy Carmichael
- 1.0 1.1 Chilton, John Who's Who of British Jazz Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004 ISBN 0-8264-7234-6, ISBN 978-0-8264-7234-2
- Daryl Runswick's Cleo Laine & John Dankworth page.
- Official website
- Daryl Runswick at the Internet Movie Database