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Short Stories

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Short Stories
Short Stories


One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, pianist/composer Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since the '90s and was the winner of the piano category in the 2013 British Jazz Awards.

Gareth Williams writes: "This project came from a desire to encapsulate the many facets of music that I love. Improvisation is at the centre and jazz is the genre but I wanted to embody aspects that aren't always to the fore in the jazz idiom. There are moments of explosive swing and bravado but also compositions that evoke melancholy and introspection.

The chance to record with an idol of mine, Palle Daniellson, provided the impetus to compose music that could explore intuitive, reactive playing. At this, he is a master. Martin France is the ultimate in responsiveness and creativity.

This is not avant-garde music (indeed there are some jazz standards and even a vocal track!) but neither is it slavishly adherent to any one tradition or movement. I hope that it is joyful, as well as thought-provoking."

Gareth Williams: piano
Palle Danielsson, Chris Laurence: double bass
Martin France: drums


  1. Name
  2. Not Bossa
  3. Unwritten Hymn
  4. Derivatives
  5. Mr JT
  6. Who Can I Turn To
  7. Buster Keaton
  8. Islands of Men
  9. Another Waltz
  10. One More Blues
  11. For Palle
  12. Short Story
  13. Too Young to Go Steady
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