Gwilym Simcock

Instrumation - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9564-2
  • Barcode: 614427956422
  • German Release: 25/07/2014
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

Simcock's latest project features music in that space between classical and jazz where he feels most comfortable. Performing a brand new work written originally for the City of London Sinfonia MOVE! and his Britten Sinfonia commission SIMPLE TALES: "The composer expertly expands his rhythmic piano style to the larger canvas without straying too far from diatonic principles." (Financial Times)

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I wrote 'Move!' for myself on piano with the City of London Sinfonia in Spring 2011. When the opportunity came to record it I decided to enhance the rhythmic aspect of the music by creating a trio with Yuri and Martin at the heart of the piece. This allowed me to explore further the improvised sections of the music, and although I've been a little more selfish than usual in taking most of the solo spots, it is the interplay of the rhythm section as a whole which I feel gives the music its drive and energy. The suite runs straight through as one long piece of music, with solo interludes providing a link between the varying styles of the three movements, and providing a contrast to the through-composed nature of them.'Clunky' is based on a very simple harmonic progression, the bass line of which is mapped out by the cello right from the...

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City of London Sinfonia conducted by Clark Rundell
Gwilym Simcock / piano
Yuri Goloubev / double bass
Martin France / drums
John Parricelli / guitar

Simple Tales:

Thomas Gould / violin
Will Schofield / cello
Gwilym Simcock / piano
Yuri Goloubev / double bass
Martin France / drums

Recording Information

Music composed by Gwilym Simcock

Produced by Gwilym Simcock
Executive Producer Siggi Loch

Cover art by Tony Cragg, Outspan, 2007 © VG BildKunst

Recorded on 19/20 November, 2012 at Angel Studios, London.
Mixed and Mastered by Gwilym Simcock and Curtis Schwartz at Berry House Studios, Ardingly.