“A brightly involving debut jazz album” – Vanguard Online
“Short Stories is a unique and thoughtful offering full of novel and refreshing aesthetics” – Next Bop
“They’re armed with an engaging storyteller attitude” – Bird is the Worm
Rapley’s tunes are well served by a highly competent young band, many of them rising stars in their own right.” – The Jazz Mann
Formed in 2014, Fabled is the brainchild of saxophonist/clarinettist, Sam Rapley. Following on from the success of
their recent EP, the band have been performing extensively across the UK building a loyal fanbase and writing material for their debut album ‘Short Stories’. As the title implies, the album interprets collection of short stories tackling subjects such as life, love, and death told through richly atmospheric and expressive music, which draws from Rapley and his fellow musicians shared love of jazz ensembles, literature, classical musicians, world music, modern composition and indie-folk.