horizon 22 were formed in the late 1990s out of a desire to fuse Hammond organ 60s Blue Note grooves with 70s film soundtrack atmospherics.
Jazz-groove influences include Jimmy McGriff, Big John Patton and Grant Green. Film influences include Roy Budd - the band covers the”Get Carter” theme - and Lalo Schifrin, mastermind behind the “Mission Impossible Theme” and “Bullitt” soundtrack, among many others. The band regularly features arrangements of “Bullitt” and “Enter the Dragon”, which takes elements from the incidental music as well as the main themes.
The band’s original tunes marked them out as more than just another retro band. An amalgam of all their influences, certainly, but put together with a sound and attitude that was all horizon 22.
The band officially disbanded in April 2007.