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Gwilym Simcock

Friday 7 October 2005 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

Jez Nelson presents an exclusive session with the winner of the rising star category of this years BBC Jazz Awards, Gwilym Simcock.

Still in his early twenties, Gwilym is one of the most promising pianists and composers of his generation. He has already notched up an impressive list of sideman credits including Kenny Wheeler, Iain Ballamy and Bill Bruford.

For this, his recording debut as leader, he has composed a suite for jazz quintet and string quartet, with an all-star cast including drummer Martin France and saxophonists Stan Sulzmann and Tim Garland.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist

JAZZ ON 3 THEME TUNE
Artist Russell Gunn
Title 74 Miles away
Composer Gunn/Zawinul
LP Title Ethnomusicology Volume 1
Label Atlantic
Cat No. 7567-83165-2

TASTER OF GWILYM SIMCOCK SESSION
Artist Gwilym Simcock Group
Title Suite for Auntie
Composer Gwilym Simcock

CD ROUNDUP
Artist Dafnis Prieto
Title About the Monks
Composer Dafnis Prieto
LP Title About the Monks
Label Zoho
Cat No. ZM 200502

Artist Mark Lockheart
Title Tell Me Why
Composer Mark Lockheart
LP Title Moving Air
Label Basho Records
Cat No. 14-2

Artist Tim Berne's Hard Cell
Title I Thought You Had It
Composer Tim Berne
LP Title Feign
Label Screwgun
Cat No. SC700015

Artist Squash Recipe with Tom Arthurs
Title Cerebral Blip
Composer J Sorbara
LP Title F-IRE Works Volume 2
Label F-IRE
Cat No. CD 09

Artist Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane
Title Blue Monk
Composer Theloniuous Monk
LP Title Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Label Blue Note
Cat No. 0946 3 35174 2 4

GWILYM SIMCOCK SESSION
Artist Gwilym Simcock Group
Title Suite for Auntie
Composer Gwilym Simcock

Line up:
Gwilym Simcock - piano and French horn
Phil Donkin - double bass
Martin France - drums
Tim Garland - saxophones and bass clarinet
Stan Sulzman - saxophones and flute
Swallow String Quartet: Gabi Swallow, Una Pallister, Liz Cooney and Tom Piggott-Smith

Website:
http://www.bashomusic.co.uk/gwilym.htm




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