Kate Williams, Robin Aspland
Julian Joseph presents a gig recorded at Pizza Express in Soho in London, featuring pianists Kate Williams and Robin Aspland in a rare duet together.
Jazz Line-Up recently recorded three sets at the Steinway Piano Festival held at Pizza Express, Soho in London.
Over the next few weeks you will be hearing top pianists from the UK and beyond. This week at the keyboards are Kate Williams and Robin Aspland.
Both pianists have featured before on Jazz Line-Up, but this meeting is unique.
In early 2009, Kate Williams toured the UK with various permutations of her band, including quintet dates with Stan Sulzmann and Gareth Lockrane, and quartet dates with tenor legend Bobby Wellins (with whom a duo recording is planned), all with her rhythm section team of Jeremy Brown (bass) and Tristan Maillot (drums).
Most recently Robin Aspland has broadcast on Jazz Line-Up as pianist with the BBC Big Band and as pianist with Martin Drew's New Couriers. Robin's credentials include George Coleman, Steve Grossman, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, Arturo Sandoval, as well as Van Morrison. This is rare opportunity to catch him in duet with Kate Williams.
Julian Joseph also talks to Alyn Shipton about the new book recently published "Pops, The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong" by Terry Teachout.