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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 ...

Quercus: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

A cinque anni di distanza da Quercus, il primo album (che era stato però registrato nel 2006) del trio tutto inglese formato dalla cantante June Tabor insieme al pianista Huw Warren e al sassofonista Iain Ballamy, arriva ora questo secondo lavoro, Nightfall, in cui il trio ha preso ufficialmente il nome dal titolo del precedente CD. ...

Quercus: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by John Kelman

It may have taken seven years for the innovative British trio featuring singer June Tabor, saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Huw Warren to find a label and release their first album together, but they sure landed on their feet. Not only was the trio's 2013 debut, Quercus, released on the renowned ECM imprint; it was also ...

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Nicky Schrire: On Songs, Spaces And Places

Read "Nicky Schrire: On Songs, Spaces And Places" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

What defines power? That's a tough question to answer in general, and an even harder one to figure out when it comes to the world of music. For in music, a whisper may carry greater weight than a roar, an honest gesture can outdo a demonstration of brute strength and technique, and a direct message to ...

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Maria Pia De Vito e Michele Rabbia: Pergolesi Revisited

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Già riunire quattro personalità tutto sommato piuttosto eterogenee come la violoncellista tedesca Anja Lechner e il pianista francese François Couturier da un lato, la cantante napoletana Maria Pia De Vito e il percussionista saviglianese Michele Rabbia dall'altro, appare di primo acchito operazione alquanto ardita. Farli misurare con l'opera di Gianbattista Pergolesi, iesino trapiantato a Napoli (e ...

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The Little Radio at The Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre

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The Little Radio
Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre
Bray, Ireland
February 6, 2013

There were hymns, ancient folk tunes, a Gaelic anthem, pop songs and TV themes, all delivered with the joie de vivre of those performing not for an audience , but for their own pleasure--and that was just ...

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Quercus at The Pepper Canister Church, Dublin

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Quercus
The Pepper Canister Church
Dublin
Ireland
25 January, 2014

St. Stephen's Church is familiarly known as the Pepper Canister Church owing to the form of its cupola. The church's handsome Georgian architecture blends with the affluent surroundings, but it was the pools of light and the dark recesses of ...

Messina Sea Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Messina Sea Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Francesco Martinelli

Messina Sea Jazz Festival 2013

Messina, Italy

July 17-21, 2013

Messina, the city on the Sicilian side of the Straits connecting the Thyrrenian and the Ionian seas--for the geographically challenged, that bit of sea on the point of the Italian boot--is not on the list of the most famous Italian or even Sicilian ...

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Huw Warren: Brecon Jazz Artist-in-Residence

Huw Warren: Brecon Jazz Artist-in-Residence

Back for his second year as artist-in-residence at Brecon Jazz is innovative Welsh musician and composer Huw Warren who performs in one of the stand-out festival concerts with his highly acclaimed ensemble Quercus, along with some interesting international collaborations. Quercus play the Chapter Stage at Brecon Cathedral on the festival Sunday, bringing together three of the UK’s ...

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 ...