Two of the UK's finest jazz composers and founder members of the Perfect Houseplants reunite in a new quartet featuring the remarkable Russian bassist Yuri Goloubev and Zoot Warren on drums. The band will be playing a selection of tunes from Huw and Mark's excellent duo CD 'New Day' and Huw's critically acclaimed 'Everything in Between'. Both CD's were released in 2019 on the Italian CAM JAZZ label.
HUW WARREN - "A European Stylist of the highest order" BBC Music Magazine
Welsh pianist and composer HUW WARREN has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a thirty year career. Equally at home crossing the often exclusive worlds of Jazz, World and Contemporary music; he has a distinctive and personal voice, and has collaborated with a huge variety of artists worldwide.
His writing style combines quirky rhythmic grooves with simple melodic beauty; and manages to be both complex and approachable.
His best known projects include Dialektos (duo with Italian singer Maria Pia de Vito) Hermeto+ (A reworking of the music of Hermeto Pascoal with drummer Martin France and bassist Peter Herbert) 100s of Things a Boy Can Make (with NY violinist Mark Feldman) Infinite Riches in a Little Room (a solo piano set centred around a beautiful reworking of a melody by John Dowland) Perfect Houseplants (Huw Warren, Mark Lockheart, Dudley Phillips, Martin France), A Barrel organ Far From Home (a nine piece mixed line up with strings and penny whistle) and a long standing collaboration with singer June Tabor. He has also performed and collaborated with a wide array of musicians including Mark Feldman, Peter Herbert, Joanna Macgreggor, Iain Ballamy, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Black, Theo Bleckmann , Neil Yates, Lleuwen Steffan,Pamela Thorby, Mose Se Fan Fan, Mat Maneri and Thomas Strønen .
MARK LOCKHEART - “Saxophonist Mark Lockheart, a key contributor to the laconic lyricism of Polar Bear, has been quietly evolving into one of the UK jazz scene's outstanding composers.” The Guardian
“As a member of two of the most seminal British “jazz” bands of recent times in Loose Tubes and Polar Bear saxophonist Mark Lockheart is assured of his place in musical history. When you also consider his role as a member of the eclectic and consistently engaging Perfect Houseplants plus several excellent recordings under his own name it becomes clear that Lockheart is very much an under appreciated talent in his own country.” The Jazz Mann
Tickets are also available at TREBLEROCK Guitar Shop, 52 The Mall in Clifton Village. Treblerock is open Mon - Sat.
FRINGE JAZZ every Wednesday at 8PM at THE BRISTOL FRINGE, 32 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton Village, Bristol BS8 4BZ.
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