Gwilym Simcock

VÖ: 25.07.2014

Genre: Piano Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9564-2, 614427956422

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

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.

Since his Mercury Award-nominated solo work "Good Days at Schloss Elmau" at the latest, pianist Gwilym Simcock has belonged to the spearhead of jazz in Great Britain. With "Instrumation", the Valais-born pianist presents himself not only as a piano virtuoso, but also as a creative creator of elegant jazz orchestra compositions. The leading British daily newspaper The Guardian praised the recording, which is divided into two suites, in the highest terms and awarded it 4 stars. The Financial Times also enthusiastically celebrated the "masterful expansion of his flourishing and rhythmic pianostyle". On "Instrumation" Simcock plays out his vein for romantic-classical art music.
Gwilym Simcock
Chick Corea calls him an "original, a creative genius," and Jamie Cullum, a star of the British music scene, declares him "our best young pianist": Born in 1981 and residing in London, Welsh pianist Gwilym Simcock undoubtedly ranks among the forefront of European jazz. Simcock made his breakthrough in 2011 with his solo piano recording, "Good Days at Schloss Elmau." His ACT debut was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, the UK's most important cross-genre music award, making Simcock one of the 12 best albums in the UK, alongside world-renowned artists like Adele.