Live Concert streamed from the Ucheldre Centre on September 16th!
Very pleased to share with you a livestreamed album launch as part of the Bamzu Lockdown Jazz Sessions on 16/9/20.
It’s a double bill with the Ella Hohen Ford, Will Sach and Noah Stoneman Trio who play at 7pm, and I’ll be playing at 8pm.
Tickets are £10 Standard £5 Concessions or £15 Supporter
and all info is available from http://bamzu.co.uk/
There is a facebook event page here
It’s great to be back at Ucheldre to play again (this is where I recorded the two #lockdown albums that I’ve released over the last few months). If you haven’t had a chance to listen to them yet, they’re over on my bandcamp page:
Tracks have been played on several radio shows (Including BBC Radio 3) and London Jazz News published a very nice review by John Turney
Huw Warren – Live at Ucheldre, Vol 2
(Album Review by Jon Turney)
“Huw Warren, one of the UK’s most interesting pianists, has a string of fine trio, duo and solo recordings – three of them in the last couple of years. It’s always good to hear more from him, so we’re fortunate lockdown has given him time to revisit recordings from 2016 that showcase his live solo work.
Volume 2 – available as a pay-what-you-want download from Bandcamp – complements the delicious all-Brazilian selection he gave us on Volume 1 a few months ago. Like that set, the music is taken from three themed nights at the Ucheldre Centre, a renovated chapel in Holyhead. It’s pleasingly eclectic, opening and closing with a couple of standards, Darn that Dream and It Never Entered my Mind, and taking in a piercingly lovely version of John Taylor’s Ambleside and a small piece of Elgar that leads into Warren’s EE, a tune heard on his recent CD Nocturnes and Visions.
The longest item, at nearly 18 minutes, is an extended treatment of his John Dowland-inspired tune Teares. Like two previous recordings of the piece, this begins with a slow statement of the haunting melody and proceeds to a few variations. But around where the others finish this one takes off into a much longer extemporisation, first chordal, then moving into counterpoint, always tunefully inventive, before coming back home.
This inspired effort, like the others, is preserved just as it came, with no editing or mixing. It does what a live recording should, capturing a creative spirit as it takes flight. It’s a spirit – thoughtful, resourceful, unfailingly melodic – that informs all Warren’s work, but is particularly well represented here”.
This will be an album launch with a difference – as I’m also going to premiere a whole programme of new music written over the last 6 months! I hope you can join me.
Live from Ucheldre Weds Sept 16th!
14.00 (US East Coast)
!2.00 (US West Coast)