Richard Fairhurst – Piano
Dave Whitford – Bass
Tim Giles – Drums
Steinway Artist Richard Fairhurst has been an important figure on the UK jazz scene since the mid 1990’s. His ongoing significance is evident in the recent album of superb duets which he recorded with the late, great John Taylor. This concert features Richard’s exciting new trio with the propulsive bass work of Dave Whitford and brilliant drummer Tim Giles. Their music combines both cerebral and lyrical improvisation full of emotion with high-energy grooves.
‘Award winning pianist Richard Fairhurst, is a powerful keyboard virtuoso capable of both meditation and funkiness, but he is as sophisticated a composer as he is a player. He is one of the UK’s most innovative pianists‘ (John Fordham, The Guardian)
‘Fairhurst’s piano playing is always luminous and lyrical’ (The Times)
‘In Fairhurst’s originals there is an attention to detail and thematic elegance that slots him neatly into the lineage of Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea et al’ (BBC Music)
‘An individual presence on the UK jazz scene. Piano trios are plentiful at the moment but Fairhurst and co. succeed in finding their own absorbing niche’ (The List)