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The Nightingale And The Rose

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The Nightingale And The Rose
The Nightingale And The Rose


The Nightingale and the Rose' is a wonderful album from pianist and composer Will Butterworth and his quartet. This original suite of music is based on the Oscar Wilde's short story of the same title.

Starting life as a solo piano composition by Will, for a story book many years ago, it has since grown both in the studio and on the road, into a suite both delicate and dynamic, translating Wilde's story of love and sacrifice. The Quartet have played together for many years in various guises and their ease together allows the melodies to be starting points for freewheeling improvisations

"Words and music dovetailing in sympathetic symmetry...Butterworth's suite captures some of the poetry, pronounced rhythmic cadences and vivid colours of Wilde's text" - Ian Patterson, All About Jazz review of Belfast concert

Personnel: Will Butterworth (piano), Seb Pipe (alto saxophone, Nick Pini (bass), Pete Ibbetson (drums)


  1. Name
  2. No Red Nose In All My Garden
  3. The Nightingale
  4. What I Sing Of, He Suffers
  5. She Swept Over The Garden Like A Shadow
  6. Philosophy And Metaphysics, Part 1
  7. Philosophy And Metaphysics, Part 2
  8. A Red Rose In My Garden
  9. ...And Like A Shadow She Sailed Through The Grove
  10. The Cold Crystal Moon Leaned Down To Listen
  11. A Love Protected By Death
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