HOME | ARTISTS AND BANDS | CDS BY TITLE | TOP TEN CDS | LATEST CDS | ARTIST NEWS | JAZZ GIGS | FEATURED ARTIST | CUSTOMER INFORMATION | CONTACT | ABOUT US

Atlas And Vulcana

Artist: Kate Williams

Date of Release: 13/11/2014

Catalogue no: kwjazz740

Label: KWJazz

Price: £10

Add to Shopping Basket

 

Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

Atlas And Vulcana (trio)

7.43

2

 

Duped

5.34

3

 

Moonset

3.29

4

 

Bear Hops

4.47

5

 

The Far Side

6.42

6

 

All Kinds Of Fun

6.15

7

 

Recollection

5.14

8

 

Strange But True

4.31

9

 

Ballad For Mr H

4.02

10

 

My Shining Hour

4.53

11

 

Atlas And Vulcana (septet)

3.45

 

 

 

 

Featuring Gareth Lockrane - flutes, Steve Fishwick - trumpet, Alex Garnett - tenor, Tom White - trombone, Oli Hayhurst - double bass, Tristan Mailliot/Matt Fishwick - drums

 

Reviews

 

07/11/2014 John Fordham

British pianist/composer Kate Williams makes the kind of jazz albums few younger players attempt these days, let alone pull off with such aplomb – full of graceful storytelling themes and uptempo swing, delicate piano breaks glowing with a Bill Evans hue, bebop horn solos over nimble walking grooves. This is an elegant set of originals for her classy septet, including the flute virtuoso Gareth Lockrane and powerful tenor saxist Alex Garnett. The memorable title track appears in both trio and septet versions, the former opening on an almost Maiden Voyage-like chordal undertow, before pursuing Williams’s patiently wayward melody. Her cool, shapely and sometimes nimbly mischievous writing constantly informs this set – with uptempo tracks such as Duped shifting from a clipped, brightly ascending horn theme to a series of slick solos over walking grooves, tone-poems such as the beautiful Moonset, featuring Gil Evans-like sound mists, and the haunting Ballad for Mr H making full use of Lockrane’s lustrous bass-flute sound. The one cover, Harold Arlen’s My Shining Hour, is given something of the self-conscious perkiness of a 1960s TV science-show theme, but for the most part, Williams’s lyricism, polish and subtle touch make this one of her most accomplished and personal ventures.

John Fordham, The Guardian, 7th November 2014

 

register | login

 

Shopping Basket

basket: 0 items (click to modify)

Total : £0.00

FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

Once you have chosen your CD you can either buy online using a credit/debit card or pay by cheque if you prefer.
All cards are processed on a secure server with Thawte authentication
We accept Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Switch, Solo, JCB

In a hurry? Hate filling in forms? Worried about the internet? Need help? Call us on 020 7724 2389

 

 

 

 

 

Church Hill FarmBEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY RENTAL IN THE WYE VALLEY
www.churchillfarm.co.uk