Pianist Tom Hewson didn't set out to make a solo piano album; it's just the way the nine original compositions which grace Slightly Peculiar turned out. At least that's the way he tells it. The story suggests that Hewson is a rather self-effacing chap--he could just as readily have spun a tale of grand schemes and master plans. The music tends to support this perception. There's no showboating, no outpouring of virtuosity for its own sake, nothing to frighten the horses. There's none of that. But it is beautiful.Hewson was a finalist in the inaugural Nottingham International Jazz ...read more
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