+ Gwilym Simcock: Impossible Gentlemen
Part of EFG London Jazz FestivalSunday 13 November 2011
An innovator on the bass guitar, a gifted composer, producer and bandleader, Steve Swallow has been a consistently engaging presence in jazz over the last 40 years.
Here he presents his new band, the first in a long time, a potent lineup that features Carla Bley on Hammond B3 organ, tenorist Chris Cheek, guitarist Steve Cardenas and drummer Jorge Rossy. Together, they create eloquent modern jazz packed with dynamism and drive.
Fast establishing himself as an acclaimed bandleader, composer and solo artist, pianist Gwilym Simcock is a young artist with a fresh musical vision that combines jazz, classical and rock idioms into a seamless whole.
He appears here alongside hugely gifted UK guitarist Mike Walker, and a heavyweight US rhythm section featuring powerhouse drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Steve Rodby, who's best known as part of the Pat Metheny Group.
Tonight they present compelling new sounds from the recent album Laughlines, released on Basho records earlier this year.