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Will Butterworth was born in Edinburgh, his father is a classical violinist and Will grew up playing classical music on the cello and improvising on the piano. In 2000 he began to play jazz professionally in Scotland, and in 2004 he moved to London. He studied harmony with Dominic Spencer in Edinburgh, and then later with Steve Lodder in London. Will has worked with many of Britain's finest musicians including Asaf Sirkis, Andy Shepherd, Steve Lodder, Martin Speake, Julian Siegal, Bill Bruford, and Dylan Howe. In 2010 he formed the Stravinsky Duo with Dylan Howe, which reinterpreted the works of Stravinsky and their album 'The Rite of SPring part 1' achieved great critical acclaim. In September 2017 Will will release his 4th album as leader.

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Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Read "Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns: The Nightingale & The Rose Crescent Arts Centre Belfast Book Festival Belfast, N. Ireland June 17, 2017 Fortune and happenstance collided beautifully at the Belfast Book Festival with the performance of pianist Will Butterworth's jazz suite “The Nightingale & the Rose," inspired by Oscar Wilde's ...

Live

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: The One; Blues; I Fall in Love Too Easily; The Syndicate; Old Folks.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Patrick Octet: The Rite Of Spring

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Igor Stravinsky's “The Rite Of Spring," written for the Ballets Russe, premiered in Paris on 29 May 1913. Puccini called it “the creation of a madman": it seems to have held a fascination for jazz musicians ever since it appeared. Scottish pianist David Patrick is the latest jazz musician to create a version--a “re-adaptation" as he ...

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Dylan Howe: Subterranean: New Designs On Bowie's Berlin

Read "Subterranean: New Designs On Bowie's Berlin" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Dylan Howe is one of the UK's most versatile drummers--a long-standing member of The Blockheads, part of Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey's band on the chart-topping Going Back Home (Chess Records, 2014) and (alongside keyboard player Ross Stanley) part of his father, Steve Howe's, guitar trio. He's also responsible, with Will Butterworth, for a critically-acclaimed duo ...

Hereafter

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Introduction; All Our Thoughts; Everything I Love; Lie of the Land; Sketch for William S; The Workshop; Hereafter; I'm Through with Love.


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