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GWILYM SIMCOCK solo piano

Oct 2019

Gwilym Simcock “Near and Now” released April 2019 on ACT.

While travelling the world as a member of US jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny's quartet, British pianist Gwilym Simcock used time away from the stage to compose pieces that have become his second solo album, Near and Now (ACT 2019). Each piece is dedicated to a fellow pianist -- Billy Childs, Brad Mehldau, Russell Ferrante, Egberto Gismonte and his first jazz teacher, Les Chisnall. The music has Simcock's signature sound of rich, modern harmony, driving rhythm, and melodic narrative. This concert will feature some of the music from the new solo album alongside other original pieces and standards.

Quotes:

"Though a magnificent improviser, jazz doesn’t quite cover what he does. Echoes of Ravel, Debussy, Chopin and Bach harmonise with those of Peterson, Shearing, Evans and Jarrett. The impression is of the whole of musical history having been profoundly absorbed and utilised as fuel for his spontaneous art. Add to this a thrilling rhythmic precision, structural rigour and an ability to express an essentially romantic conception with the full range of pianistic colours and timbres and the result is an extraordinary recital by a major talent."
Chris Ingham, MOJO

"Gwilym Simcock is a stupendous improviser and remarkable musician all round ... left alone with a piano, he creates music which is neither jazz nor classical but simply itself."
Dave Gelly, The Observer

Available on demand:
https://www.saudades.at/en/special-projects/gwilym-simcock-solo.html
Promo: https://gwilymsimcock.com/press-info/

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Gwilym Simcock, piano

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