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Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Artist: Gwilym Simcock

Date of Release: 13/04/2018

Catalogue no: SRCD54-2

Label: Basho

Price: £11.26

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

 

Introduction Birdsong Chorale

2

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Another Source / Tarddle Arall

3

 

Where We Came from / Ble y Daethom

4

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Wildlife / Bywyd Gwyllt

5

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Rhododendron

6

 

Angelic Soul / Enaid Angylaidd

7

 

Back to The Trees / Nôl i'r Coed

8

 

Into the Dark Mystical Beauty / Mewn i'r Harddwch Tywyll Cyfriniol

9

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Owl Song / Can y Gwdihŵ

 

 

 

 

Appearances by

Kizzy Crawford

Album available to purchase as a download at
Basho Records

Birdsong – Cân yr Adar is a collaboration between jazz pianist/composer Gwilym Simcock, singer/songwriter Kizzy Crawford and award winning orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, which fuses jazz, classical and soul-folk music through a collection of spellbinding bilingual songs inspired by the ancient forests of Carngafallt in Powys.

There is a Celtic rainforest that lives and breathes in Wales. Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar tells a story through music inspired by RSPB Carngafallt, home to a complex ecosystem, which makes up some of the country’s rainforest territory and can be found near Powys.

Gwilym Simcock piano
Kizzy Crawford vocals and guitar

Sinfonia Cymru players:

Simmy Singh - Violin 1
Lucy McKay - Violin 2
Francesca Gilbert - Viola
Abel Selaocoe - Cello
Sarah Bennett - Flute
Carys Evans - Horn

Music and lyrics by Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock, arranged by Gwilym Simcock




 

Reviews

 

02/07/2018 Euan Dixon, Jazz Views

`Into the Dark Mystical Beauty/Mewn ir Harddwch Tywyll Cyfriniol` is a particularly powerful piece in terms of the emotional impact it engenders and there are a number of joyful jig like songs to lighten the atmosphere, one of which , `Owl Song/Can y Gwdihw`, brings the cycle to a close exhorting us in the words of Albert Einstein – which are incorporated into Kizzy’s thoughtful lyrics and laid out in the accompanying booklet – to “Look deep into nature” an activity that has always been encouraged by listening to beautiful music of the type brought to us in this delightful and thought provoking work.
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18/05/2018 Garry Booth, BBC Music Magazine 5 stars ****

Birdsong is a simply beautiful concept daringly executed

 

01/05/2018 London Jazz News

The album is also feature in London Jazz News

 

27/04/2018 "absolutely magnificent" BBC Radio 4 Front Row

Gwilym and Kizzy Crawford appeared on Front Row on Friday 27th April.  You can hear the interview online at BBC Radio 4

 

11/04/2018 Peter Quinn, Jazzwise 4 stars Recommended

the gorgeous melodies of Kizzy Crawford combine with the exquisite arrangements and production of Gwilym Simcock to produce one of the year's most beautiful, surprising and joyous releases.

 

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