Short Stories

Gareth Williams

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Format: CD

Cat No: MMCD090

Release Date:  15 July 2022

Label:  Miles Music

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5052442022541

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, pianist/composer Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since the '90s and was the winner of the piano category in the 2013 British Jazz Awards.

    Gareth Williams writes: "This project came from a desire to encapsulate the many facets of music that I love. Improvisation is at the centre and jazz is the genre but I wanted to embody aspects that aren't always to the fore in the jazz idiom. There are moments of explosive swing and bravado but also compositions that evoke melancholy and introspection.

    The chance to record with an idol of mine, Palle Daniellson, provided the impetus to compose music that could explore intuitive, reactive playing. At this, he is a master. Martin France is the ultimate in responsiveness and creativity.

    This is not avant-garde music (indeed there are some jazz standards and even a vocal track!) but neither is it slavishly adherent to any one tradition or movement. I hope that it is joyful, as well as thought-provoking."

    Gareth Williams: piano
    Palle Danielsson, Chris Laurence: double bass
    Martin France: drums

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Not Bossa
      • 2. Unwritten Hymn
      • 3. Derivatives
      • 4. Mr JT
      • 5. Who Can I Turn To
      • 6. Buster Keaton
      • 7. Islands of Men
      • 8. Another Waltz
      • 9. One More Blues
      • 10. For Palle
      • 11. Short Story
      • 12. Too Young to Go Steady