The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex
Huw Warren – Piano, Composer
Mark Lockheart – Saxophones
Maria Lamburn – Viola/Bass Clarinet
Huw V Williams – Bass
TBC – Drums
Tails for Wales is a new project from internationally acclaimed pianist Huw Warren featuring saxophonist Mark Lockheart and an ensemble combining established players with some of the brightest young prospects on the Welsh jazz scene. Showcasing his inventive and eclectic compositions, Tails for Wales will include new music alongside pieces from Huw’s debut release in 1997, ‘A Barrel Organ far from Home’.
Tails for Wales (much like A Barrel Organ far from Home) focuses on unusual instrumentation, virtuoso improvisation and a writing style that combines jazz with contemporary music without ever losing its sense of humour! It also reunites Warren and Lockheart, who have been regular collaborators for over 20 years in projects such as Perfect Houseplants, June Tabor, The Orlando Consort, The Scratch Band, Barrel Organ far from Home, 100′s of Things a Boy Can Make and the Welsh Hymn project Duw y Wyr.
“Where the unpredictable meets the unclassifiable. This might get filed under jazz, folk or classical, but it’s basically right out on it’s own little daydream.” Colin Irwin, MOJO
“Combining inspired sonic innovation with a lyricism so pretty that sometimes you feel like you’re in a fairy tale …………a milestone work of quiet genius.” Chris May, All about Jazz