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The River Tethys

Ben Wilcock

Label: Thick Records
Released: 2021
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Sol Draconi Septum; La Rosita; Grooving High; First Gate; The Butterfly; T'ien Shan; Aenea; The Stinger; Chicthatuk; The Secret Life of Music; Star Eyes


Album Description

"Bold and stylistically varied” - The Modernist, PBS FM "A rare breed of pianist, this album is a glory" - Jazz Scene, UK "Wilcock is an engaging pianist and composer. At times his playing brings to mind Thelonious Monk, particularly in the faster bop tracks” - London Jazz News “Wilcock’s extreme eclecticism runs from vigorous, sometimes minimalist, free improvisations to rhapsodic solos which will be deeply attractive to the average listener” - Eric Meyers, The Australian “Throughout, there is highly creative intergalactic listening to be had here, which was particularly enjoyable on the vinyl I played” - Barry O’Sullivan, Fine Music Sydney Jazz and Sci-Fi don’t typically mix - In his latest album ‘The River Tethys’, Wilcock breaks away from conventionality in his most contemporary project to date through an eclectic mix of harmonic centers and brave improvisation The first single Aenea is based on the characteristics of Aenea – a protagonist in the sci-fi novel saga Hyperion which is the inspiration for new album ‘The River Tethys’ The vinyl album is set for release on August 20th 2021 and features eleven unique compositions by Wilcock, who is joined by award winning drummer John Rae, violinist Tristan Carter and Dan Yeabsley on double bass Each track on ‘The River Tethys’ is based on different unique worlds explored by protagonists within the sci- novel Wilcock performed ‘The River Tethys’ during The Wellington Jazz Festival in 2021 at the iconic music venue Meow The first single Aenea was released on Spotify May 21st 2021 and the full album August 20, 2021

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