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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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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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