The challenge of creating something personal: Noel Langley on his #1 Jazz album

Noel Langley

You may not have heard the name of top trumpet player Noel Langley before but you can bet you’ve heard him play.

That’s because he’s played with everyone from Lou Reed, Massive Attack, and Radiohead to Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, and Adele.

And yet despite his glittering career he had never released an album of his own – until now.

Beset by procrastination and the all-too-typical fears everyone has of putting something more personal out into the world, he came for some coaching with me and took the 30 Day Challenge.

It was in those 30 days that the album that became Edentide started to take shape.

And on its release last week, Edentide went straight to the top as
#1 Jazz album on the whole of iTunes.

To celebrate this fantastic achievement, I grabbed Noel in a rare moment of free time and asked him what got in the way of making the album, how he cracked it, and the trick he learned from me that made it possible to get his album made despite a very busy schedule.

Listen to the interview right here:

Listen to a free taster of Edentide

You can listen to Edentide on Noel’s website at You can also find download links for Amazon and iTunes or order a signed copy from Noel himself.

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