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Legentis

Artist: Alex Hutton

Date of Release: 06/02/2012

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Label: F-ire Presents

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

J J

6.54

2

 

The Legentis Script

6.54

3

 

Clouds

7.47

4

 

Then There Were Four

5.12

5

 

Hymn II (We The People

1.59

6

 

Wonder Why

4.20

7

 

Farewell 296

6.00

8

 

Crying Wolf

6.28

9

 

A Norsk Tale

6.28

 

 

 

 

The focus of the album, is on taking the joy, optimism and range of emotions found in big film score but condensing to piano trio. The new line-up of Yuri Goloubev (bass) and Asaf Sirkis (drums) enables Hutton to compose and explore enchanting thru-composed material with delicacy, but with power and textures of a larger band.

By adding the instrumentation french-horn, vocals, flute and cor anglais as guest artists the arrangements yield an unforgettable programme of original music.

 

Reviews

 

23/06/2012 Tim Stenhouse - Uk Vibe

'Hutton offers an all original set of compositions that impresses with its focus on folk-based themes and a nice mixture of classical and folk influences alongside jazz and even rock elements ... One of the more original pianists to have emerged in recent times with a clear idea of where he is working towards. A promising future beckons.' 4/5 stars

 

10/05/2012 John Fordham - Guardian

British composer and pianist Alex Hutton is an inventive writer of cinematic, folksong-like melodies, and a piano improviser who likes to feel pop-song chords beneath him. He could easily just write through-composed songs, but he likes improvisers of character around him, and his core trio here features bassist Yuri Goloubev and drummer Asaf Sirkis, who more usually partner the pianist John Law.
Admirers of Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen will tune into this band's melodic warmth, their sympathetic fusion of piano with basslines of cello-like elegance, and the fiery urgency of the drums in the opening JJ. Esbjörn Svensson fans will also recognise the organic development of a catchy motif on the grooving Wonder Why. The Legentis Script intensifies glowing french horn and flute parts with tumbling piano and a crackling drum break, and Hutton's pealing-churchbells motif on the graceful Clouds is typical of his talent for unexpected melodic interjections. It's the kind of music that speaks to a wide listenership, whether its roots are appreciated or not. 3/5 stars .

 

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