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Atlas and Vulcana

by Kate Williams

Atlas And Vulcana is a further reflection of Williams' colourful originality as a pianist/composer/arranger. With pieces for trio, quartet and septet, this release is an album of contrasts which features some of the finest musicians in the UK.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Atlas and Vulcana (Trio)
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2. Duped
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3. Moonset
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4. Bear Hops
4:47 $1.20
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5. The Far Side
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6. All Kinds of Fun
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7. Recollection
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8. Strange but True
4:32 $1.20
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9. Ballad for Mr H
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10. My Shining Hour
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11. Atlas and Vulcana (Septet)
3:45 $1.20
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kate Williams - piano
Gareth Lockrane - flute (and alto and bass flutes)
Steve Fishwick - trumpet/flugelhorn
Alex Garnett - tenor
Tom White - trombone
Oli Hayhurst - double bass
Tristan Mailliot/ Matt Fishwick - drums

Atlas And Vulcana is a further reflection of Williams' colourful originality as a pianist/composer/arranger. With pieces for trio, quartet and septet, this forthcoming release is an album of contrasts which features some of the finest musicians on the UK jazz scene.

Jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams was born in London into a musical family (her father is the guitarist John Williams, her mother a classical pianist). A recipient of the John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, she has gained a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer.

She has released several previous CDs, each one to critical acclaim, most recently 'Made Up' (with her septet) and 'Smoke And Mirrors' (with tenor legend Bobby Wellins). Both were in Mojo magazine's top ten jazz albums in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

" Made Up is a striking summation and reflection of Kate Williams' singular gifts. With trio, quartet and quintet albums behind her, she stretches to a seven-piece for her fourth album and the expanded palette of sounds is a thrilling vehicle for her evolving and unusual musical imagination. She deftly exploits the timbral possibilities of Gareth Lockrane's flute, Julian Siegel's bass clarinet, Ben Somers' tenor saxophone and Steve Fishwick's trumpet on a series of witty, eccentric charts, full of enchanting compositional twists and fertile arrangement ideas. The set ranges from the almost comically quirky Climbing Up Falling Down and the elegiac Untitled Peace Piece to the twisted samba For Eliane and the epic title track. The playing is first-class throughout with drummer Tristan Mailliot particularly in tune with every nuance of Williams' tumbling invention."
**** Chris Ingham, Mojo, September 2011

She was featured at the Pizza Express Steinway 2-Piano Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2013 (with Robin Aspland and Nikki Iles respectively), with two of the concerts being broadcast on Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up.

In March 2014, she and conductor William Goodchild co-founded Interplay Series: Bill Evans And The Impressionists, a project featuring new arrangements of Bill Evans tunes alongside works by Ravel and Debussy for trio and orchestra. The first two performances were at the Bristol International Jazz Festival and the Guildhall Jazz Festival. www.interplayseries.com

She is a member of Chris Biscoe’s Mingus Moves, has recorded with vocalists Georgia Mancio (for whom she has also composed and arranged) and Juliet Kelly, as well as performing with many other leading UK artists including Anita Wardell, Tina May, Henry Lowther, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, Julian Siegel, Tim Whitehead and Karen Sharp.


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