The David Rees-Williams Trio was formed in 1988 featuring David Rees-Williams on piano, Neil Francis on bass guitar and Phil Laslett on drums. Based in Canterbury, Kent, they have performed many concerts in a diverse selection of festivals and events in the UK, Europe, The United States and Barbados. They specialize in a programme that unites the best of classical and jazz. They first caught the imagination of Radio 3 listeners when David’s arrangement of Purcell’s When I am Laid in Earth from their privately recorded album Classically Minded was played by Sean Rafferty on In Tune in the summer of 2001. The response was extraordinary, and the producer of the programme was inundated with enquiries. This subsequently led to the trio being invited by The BBC to record a commercial disc on their new Late Junction label.