Chick Corea nennt ihn ein „Original, ein kreatives Genie“ und Jamie Cullum, unbestrittener Star des britischen Jazz, erklärt ihn zu „unserem besten jungen Klavierspieler“.
The BBC were very impressed by pianist Gwilym Simcock from early on in his career. In 2005,when Simcock was just 24 years old, he won the "Rising Star" Award at the BBC Jazz Awards. A year later he became the first “BBC Radio 3 New Generation Jazz Artist”; a position he held for two years. By 2007 he was awarded the title “Jazz Musician of the Year“ at the British Parliamentary Jazz Awards. His 2008 debut album “Perception” was widely acclaimed in the international press. But it is the praise of his colleagues that is really telling. Chick Corea calls him “an original, a creative genius” whilst fellow Brit Jamie Cullum, the undisputed star of British jazz, said: “He is our best young pianist.”The young Welshman is clearly on a par with new stars such as Vijay Iyer, Yaron Herman and Michael Wollny. He joins them in a series of...line up
Gwilym Simcock / piano
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Produced by Siggi Loch with the artist
Recorded at Schloss Elmau by Florian Oestreicher, September 2, 2010. Mixed and mastered by Curtis Schwartz and Gwilym Simcock.