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Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective

Read "Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Welsh pianist and composer, Huw Warren, has been an important voice on the British jazz scene for many years. With a seemingly endless appetite for music, Warren has both been delving into Brazilian music with singer Maria Pia de Vito and played ethereal folk-inspired jazz music with another singer, June Tabor, in the trio Quercus. He has also worked as Tabor's musical director for many years. Aside from his many gigs as a sideman, Warren is teaching ...

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Quercus: June Tabor - Iain Ballamy - Huw Warren

Read "June Tabor - Iain Ballamy - Huw Warren" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Anche se non nuova alla cosa, solo alla ECM poteva venire in mente una scelta che apparirebbe superflua ma che ovviamente a nessun produttore discografico viene mai in mente: far incontrare il delicato mondo del folk storico britannico con i sapori del jazz minimalista e da camera. Il risultato? E come dovrebbe essere se non emozionale, intenso, sensibile, appassionato, spontaneo, espressivo, rispettoso, avvolgente, poetico, creativo... ho raccolto in una riga le più usate aggettivazioni con le quali diversi colleghi della ...

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June Tabor / Iain Ballamy / Huw Warren: Quercus

Read "June Tabor / Iain Ballamy / Huw Warren: Quercus" reviewed by John Kelman

Awaiting release for more than seven years, Quercus is not the first time ECM has branched into the realm of traditional British music combined with jazz improvisation. Unlike the rawer and more unfettered freedom of producer Steve Lake's inspired pairing of singer Robin Williamson with improvisers including violist Mat Maneri, bassist Barre Phillips and Swedish traditionalist Ale Möller on recordings like The Iron Stone (2007), however, Quercus is a more refined, elegant and dark live recording that pairs renowned British ...

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June Tabor, Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy: Quercus

Read "June Tabor, Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy: Quercus" reviewed by John Eyles

June Tabor has been superb for so long that it is easy to take her for granted as England's finest female traditional folk singer. Despite holding that status for many years, she has never seemed to rest on her laurels. Alongside the traditional folk songs on which she built her reputation, Tabor has a repertoire broad enough to include John Lennon's “In My Life," Lou Reed's “All Tomorrow's Parties," Elvis Costello's “Shipbuilding" and Joy Division's “Love Will Tear Us Apart," ...

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Huw Warren: Hermeto +

Read "Hermeto +" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Huw Warren è un pianista gallese già noto anche alle nostre latitudini per l'importante recente collaborazione accanto a Maria Pia De Vito in un progetto dedicato ai linguaggi etno-musicali planetari chiamato Diálektos (Parco della Musica Records). Curioso ed onnivoro, il suo nuovo lavoro è un omaggio al grande Hermeto Pascoal, fisarmonicista, pianista, sassofonista, chitarrista, cantante fra i più conosciuti e apprezzati degli ultimi 50 anni di musica brasiliana. La strabiliante forza creativa di Pascoal, sicuramente evidente più dal punto di ...

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Huw Warren: Hermeto +

Read "Hermeto +" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist Huw Warren has been inspired by the music of Hermeto Pascoal for over 25 years, and Hermeto + is a fitting tribute to the idiosyncratic Brazilian composer. The tunes--half of them written by Pascoal, half written by Warren--move from lyrical ballads to up-tempo dance tunes via occasional experimental pieces, demonstrating the range of both composers' styles as well as the technical ability of Warren's trio. The album is bookended by two Warren tunes: “The End Is ...

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Huw Warren & Peter Herbert: Everything We Love And More

Read "Everything We Love And More" reviewed by Chris May

He may be best known for his work with Perfect Houseplants and June Tabor, but pianist/composer Huw Warren's own albums are amongst the most precious treasures of the British jazz scene.

Last autumn, Warren gave us one of 2005's highlights with Duw A Wyr. A characteristically free-spirited and well-realised set, the album featured the young Welsh singer Lleuwen Steffan on a collection of hymns sung by proto-socialist miners in the South Wales valleys a hundred years ago, accompanied by Warren ...


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