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Simon Latarche

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Cornwall based and internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Simon Latarche has been providing quality music for events and festivals throughout the last twenty years. Classically trained, he is equally at home in Jazz, Pop or Classical genres and able to provide a range of ensembles from solo piano, through duos, trios and on to larger jazz line ups. Original compositions ‘Cornish Preludes’ have been broadcast on radio worldwide. The Simon Latarche quartet performs at jazz clubs throughout the South West and Simon is also known for his versatility in providing personal music packages for the perfect wedding, private or corporate event.

Album

Honeymoon

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Honeymoon; Colour in Grey; Nebra Sky; Gotta Get Back.

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Article: Year in Review

Karl Ackermann’s Best Releases of 2019

Read "Karl Ackermann’s Best Releases of 2019" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


2019 was the year when one couldn't turn an ear without hearing a release that featured either Kris Davis or Matthew Shipp. Between the two pianist/composer/improvisers, listeners have been treated to more than a dozen recordings, each noteworthy. Then there is Satoko Fujii. On the heels of her 2018, twelve-album birthday celebration, the pianist issued another ...

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Lucy O'Day and The Simon Latarche Trio: Honeymoon

Read "Honeymoon" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Pianist and composer Simon Latarche has been very active on the performance front but has not released new music since his self-produced Cornish Preludes, Book II (Pentreath Music, 2012). As he did on that album's prequel, Latarche worked in a septet format, closing each album with a revealing solo piano piece. Though he tours with several ...

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Cornish Preludes Book II

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Tall Ships in Falmouth; Love in the Afternoon; Maisie Hates Squirrels; Sunday At the Gallery; The Inimitable Mr Cook; Lemon Quay Saturday; Seasons Over Years; Homage to Jose Penberthy; The Siege At Pendennis; The Lady of Dozmary Pool; Summer Evening Moon; The Nebra Sky Disc

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Simon Latarche: Cornish Preludes Book II

Read "Cornish Preludes Book II" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Simon Latarche's sophomore outing is the sequel to Cornish Preludes (Pentreath Music, 2010) and features the same fine ensemble that shaped the success of that debut. Cornish Preludes Book II continues the UK-based composer/pianist's scholastic pursuit of Claude Debussy's approach to impressionist composition. Combining his academic interest with the influences of Cornwall's colorful history and natural ...

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Cornish Preludes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: The Endless Journey; Song for Abi; One for the Bishop's; Tregousae; Up on the hilltop; Eclipse; Tresillian Bridge 1646; The Boys of Trebah; The Spanish Are Coming; A Splash of Cobalt Blue; Cousin Jack's Bash; Bonemimori.

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Simon Latarche: Cornish Preludes

Read "Cornish Preludes" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Simon Latarche has produced an out of the ordinary set of jazz-based preludes, based on his own academic pursuits of Bach, Chopin and Debussy's approaches to the form. The resulting Cornish Preludes is a terrific collection from the UK-based composer/pianist/educator's Jazz Ensemble. Latarche's compositions are a near perfect combination of lyricism and improvisation, and the ensemble ...


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