Huw Warren piano
Dudley Phillips bass
Zoot Warren drums
Album launch for Huw’s latest recording on the prestigious Italian label Cam Jazz.
Everything in Between is an expansive work combining new music from Warren and Phillips with their shared love of reinterpreting Brazilian classics. With an emphasis on lyrical song forms, this music crackles with interplay, fun grooves, new sound worlds and deep emotion.
“A European Stylist of the highest order” BBC Music Magazine
“Soaring and elegant melodies borne aloft by rhapsodic textures" London Jazz News
"Beautiful record, lovely tunes and amazing piano sound and playing” Kit Downes
“Absolutely gorgeous” Jamil Sheriff
There are several new Warren compositions, such as the polyrhythmic Against the Odds and the otherworldly The Book of Strange New Things, and a new version of the Perfect Houseplants tune dedicated to Edward Elgar, EE. Two new pieces are also dedications: Pure (for JT) in memory of pianist John Taylor, and Up There (for JL) in memory of Huw’s brother in law, cellist and composer Jeremy Lamburn.
There are also two intriguing adaptations of Bach preludes from the Well Tempered Clavier. Prelude, is based on the Prelude no 5 in Eb minor and fuses the beautiful Sarabande melody with an improvised section. The Bulgarian Stretch uses Bach’s harmony from Prelude no 2 in C minor with a Balkan dance feel and new melody.
Nocturnes and Visions consolidates Warren’s reputation as an original voice in contemporary music who is unafraid of fusing and crossing genres, as well as creating work of pure beauty.
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