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Huw Warren

Huw Warren is a distinguished Welsh jazz musician, composer, and pianist renowned for his boundary-crossing approach to jazz and his unique improvisational style. Born in Swansea, Wales, Warren displayed an early passion for music, which led him to explore various genres including classical, jazz, and contemporary music.

His collaborations with notable artists such as saxophonist Iain Ballamy and singer June Tabor have demonstrated his versatility and innovative approach to jazz. Warren's music often combines jazz with influences from other genres, creating a rich and engaging soundscape.

Album

Choro Choro Choro

Label: MaizehMusic
Released: 2024
Track listing: Atlantico; Odeon; Agradecendo; Naquele Tempo; Gaúcho; Velho Amigo; Intocável; Receita de Samba; Choro pro Zé; Desequilibrado; Chorinho for Hermeto.

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Article: Album Review

Huw Warren: Choro Choro Choro

Read "Choro Choro Choro" reviewed by Chris May


The Welsh pianist Huw Warren is not a household name--though he ought to be--so a little background to Choro Choro Choro is appropriate, just in case the album is taken to have effervesced out of nowhere. In the 1990s, Warren was co-leader of the singular London quartet Perfect Houseplants. The group's half-dozen albums ...

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Article: Interview

Tomos Williams: An Absolute Riot! Risings, Race And Identity In Wales

Read "Tomos Williams: An Absolute Riot! Risings, Race And Identity In Wales" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Threads. They wind their way through history, overlapping, interconnecting and sometimes weaving strange and powerful narratives that never really end, but simply grow and evolve. In 2020, half a millennium after the first transatlantic slave ships set sail from Europe to Africa, cheering protesters in Bristol, England, dumped the statue of slave trader Edward ...

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Article: Album Review

Eddie Gripper: Home

Read "Home" reviewed by Neil Duggan


Home is the debut album from Eddie Gripper, an English pianist, composer and educator from Oxfordshire. He's now based in Cardiff, where he studied jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with Huw Warren. He has collaborated with Warren and also with Iain Ballamy, John Parricelli and Welsh folk artist Angharad Jenkins of ...

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Article: Interview

Carole Nelson: Zen And The Art Of Music Making

Read "Carole Nelson: Zen And The Art Of Music Making" reviewed by Ian Patterson


To what extent music is a product of nature versus nurture is impossible to qualify, but it is reasonable to assume that a musician's immediate environment plays into the music somehow. Difficult, certainly, to imagine bebop birthing anywhere other than in the hurly burly of 1940s New York, for example. For London-born, Ireland-based pianist Carole Nelson, ...

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Article: In Pictures

Maria Pia De Vito at Bergamo Jazz

Read "Maria Pia De Vito at Bergamo Jazz" reviewed by Roberto Cifarelli


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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brad Mehldau, Sarah Tandy, Billy Mohler & More

Read "Brad Mehldau, Sarah Tandy, Billy Mohler & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A catching-up session with gorgeous new and upcoming releases, featuring tons of fascinating debut albums that reassure us about the future of jazz (special mention for Billy Mohler's Focus, Sarah Tandy's Infection in the Sentence, Terraza Big Band's One Day Wonder and the Heartland Trio's eponymous album) hand in hand with new works by established masters ...

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Article: Live Review

Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 2

Read "Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 2" reviewed by James Fleming


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 5, 2018 Thursday night's curtain rose on a brighter day, and a breeze blew gently down Galway's streets carrying the smell of the city on its back: petrol, coffee, sea-salt, cigarettes. ...

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Article: Live Review

Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3

Read "Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3" reviewed by James Fleming


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Various Bands Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 6, 2018 On Saturday morning in The Mick Lally Theatre's lobby, Galway Jazz Festival's Pop Up Record Shop sold the works and wares of the festival's many ...


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