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GIG-3 Reprise @ The Players Theatre

Featured Steve Waterman (Trumpet) with
The Tim Dawes Trio including
Gwilym Simcock on Piano

Pictures by Barry Blight

Took Place on 21st September 2005  with an Audience of 80 - A very special thanks to the Maestro, and the excellent supporting Trio of Tim Dawes and the Jazz aficionados who turned up and made this exciting performance possible - an aural experience.
The band were anxious to get on stage and strut their stuff without fuss and the first set comprised of:-
But Not for Me
 - The Gershwin's - Gwilym delivered a very pensive solo to augment the Maestro's  treatment of this ballad. As Ira wrote - it all began so well - and then continued -
Whisper Not -     Benny Golson number
If I Were a Bell
- Guys & Dolls
-was given a Clarion intro and developed into a nice vehicle for the bands talents with an exciting drum solo from Mike Smith.
I Fall in Love too Easily -
Its All Right With Me -
The second set kicked off with
Time after Time -
- Wayne Shorter
Secret Love Sample 817KB
- I perceived as Gwilym's own personal request and was about as far away from the Doris Day interpretation as Turpentine is to Malt Whisky - Have a banana was Gwilym's quote at the end of Steve's prelude!
I Remember Clifford - Benny Golson and Steve's personal interpretation of the tribute to the phenomenal Clifford Brown delivered with a deal of tenderness.
I Remember April
- with up-tempo delivery finished the evening nicely - thank you - and so to bed!

Steve Waterman is renowned as one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene, he began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene. 

He is professor of Jazz Trumpet at The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College of Music and The Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Steve Waterman Website

Picture by Barry Blight

Tim Dawes - Contrabass,   Mike Smith - Drums, and featuring
Gwilym Simcock - Yamaha Electric Piano

GWILYM SIMCOCK (Guest pianist with Tim Dawes Trio) at 24 is the most outstanding jazz pianist and composer of his generation. He is also an exceptional Classical repertoire performer and French horn player. Gwilym attained the highest marks in the country for his Associated Board Grade 8 exams - on both piano and French horn - at the age of eleven. After attending Chethams School in Manchester he moved to London, where he studied piano at The Royal Academy of Music. His teachers there included John Taylor, Nick Weldon and Geoff Keezer. Gwilym left the Royal Academy with a first-class honours degree and the coveted 'Principal's Prize' for outstanding achievement.

Watch out for the Gwilym Simcock  Project touring   in the Spring of 2006 -

Picture by Barry Blight

Gwilym Simcock Project

Acoustic Triangle Website

Interview with Gwilym Simcock & Andy Roberts

Mike Smith - Drums - one of the top drummers in the UK.
He has been the driving force behind  NYJO for many years and also for the BBC Big Band.

He is truly awesome in his understatement, sensitivity, authority and has great timing coupled with superb original and creative playing.

It was a treat to both hear and observe his prodigious technique

Picture by Barry Blight.

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