Liam Noble has become one of the most influencial pianist in UK jazz since leaving the Guildhall in 199. Liam has worked towards developing a personal style formed from his experience playing everything from standards, new composition, free improvisation and, most recently, electronics. His first solo recording in 20 years, "A Room Somewhere"on Basho Records, reflects the eclecticism of his playing and listening experience. Encompassing attempts at playing the imaginary banjo, adapting Miles Davis' jazz rock style to the piano and revisiting catchy tunes from My Fair Lady and Edward Elgar, Noble improvises his way through a multitude of songs, motifs and themes with characteristic originality, patience and flair." His other CD releases include "Close Your Eyes" (1994), "In The Meantime" (2001), "Romance Among The Fishes" (2004) and "Brubeck" (2007). In addition to his own projects, he has regular associations with saxophonists Julian Siegel, Bobby Wellins, Mark Lockheart, singer Christine Tobin and the improvising trio "Sleepthief" with Tom Rainey and Ingrid Laubrock as well as performances with many musicians from the UK and US including trumpeter Peter Evans, Mary Halverson, Zhenya Strigaley, Ambrose Akinmusire, Greg Hutchinson, Okkyung Lee, rhythm team Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland, and improvising viola master Mat Maneri. "Noble is a supreme motivic improviser, in the manner of Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins and, latterly, Brad Mehldau." - The Guardian ***** "A writer of considerable idiomatic and emotional range. He knows the instrument's pantheon from Tatum to Taylor." - Jazz Journal "A genuinely original voice." - Cadence Magazine
Mon 19th Oct
David Shepherd – Tribute from Jazz Steps
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