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Huw Warren Trio

Everything In Between

Cam Jazz CAMJ 7942-5

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Artists :
Huw Warren ( Piano )
Zoot Warren ( Drums )
Dudley Phillips ( Acoustic And Electric Bass )
Release date
Mar 29, 2019
Duration
0:57:00

In the now eighty year history of the jazz piano trio – Jess Stacy seems to have been the first to experiment with the form – there have been so many styles, repertory gimmicks, add-ons and takeaways that it is now almost impossible to generalise about the format, except to say that it remains one of the most popular and durable in the music.  Sometimes, the most effective and surprising approach is simple lyricism. Huw Warren’s new trio album Everything In Between takes the piano, bass, drum formula as a given, a known aspect of a shared musical language, and makes something quite magical from it. Supported by the wildly underrated Dudley Phillips on bass and electric bass and by son Zoot Warren on drums, himself a revelation, Warren shapes a set of original themes and Brazilian classics into a record of deceptively quiet textures, outwardly undramatic themes that conceal rich harmonic surprises, and a perfect integration of voices (no hierarchy here between the piano and anything else) that yields fresh insights with every listening.  Warren’s mastery has never been more completely and more imaginatively demonstrated. Everything In Between has “gentle modern classic” written all over it.  (Brian Morton)


Recorded in Cavalicco in May 2018 at Artesuono Recording Studio
Recording engineer Stefano Amerio


Photos by Elisa Caldana

Reviews

Tratti comuni a rischio

Tra nuovi dischi accomunati da molti tratti comuni, il primo dei quali essere pubblicati da un’etichetta molto attenta alle qualità delle sue uscite, la CAM JAZZ. Il secondo dato comune è che si tratta, in tutti i casi, di trii in azione, dunque una delle forme al contempo più collaudate e più rischiose della storia del jazz: l’ombra del già detto o quella, ferale, di un interplay meno che eccellente è sempre in agguato. Il terzo dato comune è la presenza del medesimo ingegnere del suono, Stefano Amerio nei suoi studi di Cavalicco, un nome una garanzia. Segnaliamo innanzitutto Everything In Between, nuovo liricissimo lavoro per lo Huw Warren Trio dove il pianista titolare accoglie in formazione anche il figlio Zoot Warren, una sicura promessa dello strumento…

18/5/2019Alias - Il ManifestoGuido Festinese
Huw Warren Trio / Everything In Between

ECMから2枚のCDをリリースしたクエルクス( ジューン・テイバー、イアン・バラミーとのヴォーカル、サックス、ピアノによるトリオ) のピアニストで、そのトラッド・ヴォーカリスト、ジューン・テイバーのアレンジャー、ミュージック・ダイレクターを長年務めるヒュー・ウォーレンの最新トリオ作品。 イギリスのウェールズ州スワンシーの生まれで、ケニー・ホィーラーや、ジュリアン&スティーヴ・アーギュロスといった、イギリス拠点で活躍する名だたるアーティストとも共演。 また、ECMの代表ギタリスト、ラルフ・タウナーや、イタリアを代表するクラリネット奏者ガブリエラ・ミラバッシらとも共演する他、ジョン・テイラーのドラマーとしても知られるマーティン・フランスを 迎えて、その名も『エルメート』と題するトリオ作品もリリースしています。 本作は、そんなウォーレンのECM的な世界と、ブラジル音楽へのリスペクトがあふれる良作ピアノ・トリオ作品。 録音は、アルテスオーノのスタジオで、ステファノ・アメリオ。 粒立ちのいいフレージングと透明感の高い美しいハーモニーが織りなす詩的なオープニングや、ジョン・テイラー~パレ・ダニエルソン~ピーター・アースキンのトリオを思わせる2 曲目など、ECM の世界につながる世界観があります。 しかし、コンポジションも、ソロの展開も、北欧的なものではなく明るさがあるのが、特徴。 ウォーレン本人とベーシストのオリジナルを除く5 曲のカバー・ナンバーはエルメートや、ジスモ ンチ、シコ・ブアルキとブラジルを代表するアーティストの楽曲。 ウォーレンのピアノには、詩的な中にも自然な光のようなものを感じさせるところがあり、それらの楽曲と好相性。 楽曲が本来的にもつ美しさも十二分に引き出しています。 特に、エルメートの特徴であるさまざまな変拍子を複雑に組み合わせたM4 のような楽曲でもグルーヴ感抜群にメロディアスなフレージングを終始展開。 また意外なイントロを導入部にしたジスモンチの名曲Lolo の構想/ アレンジや、シコ・ブアルキの“ショーロ・バンジード”のみずみずしくサウダージがあふれる演奏にも、オリジナルな世界があります。 ヨーロッパ的な美しさと、ブラジリアン・サウンドがひとつの世界に結晶されたピアノ・トリオ作品。CAM JAZZ のなかで長く語られそうな新しい名演です。(新譜インフォより)

2/4/2019ventoazul.shop-pro.jpeditorial
Huw Warren Trio – Everything In Between

Pianist Huw Warren’s long-held association with and deep understanding of Brazilian music has continued to inform both the vitality and sensitivity of his own compositions as well as elegant reinterpretations of South American jazz jewels – and on new release Everything In Between, with bassist Dudley Phillips and drummer Zoot Warren, he presents a rich tapestry of works which are a delight to get to know. Huw’s connection with Dudley Phillips goes back to 1990s quartet Perfect Houseplants (with Mark Lockheart and Martin France); and with son Zoot completing this trio, a near-hour of exquisite beauty and colour is created, happily belying the curious austerity of the cover art. Solo album Nocturnes and Visions (2018) confirmed the completeness of the leader’s pianism, and all of his experience is brought to bear, here, in a balanced collaboration which partners original compositions with music from the likes of Hermeto Pascoal and Pixinguinha. It’s a classic format, of course. But Phillips’ predominance with electric bass adds significant sparkle, his conversational playing often meandering along unexpected avenues – and both Huw and Zoot Warren, as rhythm-makers, also invite him to take a subtly amplified lead. Focusing on such detail – all captured by Stefano Amerio at Artesuono, Italy – adds another dimension to the experience. Shimmering high-register clusters in Warren’s opening Mouli Baby are telling – an indicator of his particularly personal ‘voice’ – before its lilting, sunlit waltz proceeds in trip-up 6/8; and the oblique, rubato chromatics of title track Everything In Between have a reverberation of Django Bates as Phillips’ electric bass threads through its eventual piano-and-percussion pizzazz (an early stand-out). Hermeto’s Chorinho Pra Ele is a ‘smiler’ of a piece, its showtime melodies interspersed with impressively darting rivulets, while the trio’s Scarab groove bookends Egberto Gismonti’s originally frenetic Lôro in a different piano, double bass and drum spirit. And there’s unfettered Brazilian celebration in another of Hermeto’s – Musica das Nuvens e do Chao. The romantic nature of Huw Warren’s selections is well represented. His own First Love, Last Rites casts a darkly wistful shadow as its augmented minor-key motifs repeatedly lap the shore; Choro Bandido (Edu Lobu/Chico Buarque) might suggest a meeting of Frédéric Chopin and Bill Evans with the emotional tug of Burt Bacharach; and the Costa Rican jauntiness of Pixinguinha’s Vou Vivendo dances politely, even whimsically, in this trio’s hands. Lampedusa, from Dudley Phillips, offers alternative hues emanating from rising double bass phrases; and his shuffling Porto Alegre, with beautifully liquefied electric bass, prompts brightly-clipped piano explorations. Finally, a special word for Huw Warren’s solo interpretation of Hermeto’s Mente Clara (clear mind), whose emotive, sustained and lush harmonies, combined with pellucid runs, are delivered so affectingly. Words, on this occasion, cannot do it justice. Simply put, this is not just another piano trio album. Love has been poured into its exuberance and tenderness… and it shows.

15/3/2019londonjazznews.comAdrian Pallant