Tuesday 30 April 2019

Steve Williamson and Hamish Moore - A World in London

Steve Williamson
Hamish Moore

The Steve Williamson Experience on this A World in London! 

Hamish Moore
One of the UK’s most revered musicians is back with a brand new trio and a whole new experience! Sax hero Steve Williamson launches his tour on May 1st at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, flanked by two fine up and coming talents, double-bassist Hamish Moore & percussionist Zoe Pascal. They’ve blossomed out of the vibrant South London hot-house collective, Tomorrow's Warriors, founded by innovative and inspirational Gary Crosby & Janine Irons, which has revitalised British jazz beyond recognition, creating a cult that is also inclusive of women and black musicians. Steve is a key role model for Tomorrow’s Warriors and his new UK tour is a collaboration with them, adding Tomorrow's Warriors StringTing as support. The jazz scene has its own protocol, and this includes passing the baton to the next generation of musos, plus learning the essential Jazz standards. For Steve growing up in West London, mentors were in short supply aside from Art Blakey, so he had to look Stateside. He recalls practising on his saxophone for at least thirteen hours every day, absorbing tunes by John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, that is, when he wasn’t performing with mighty reggae stars like Mafia & Fluxy or Misty In Roots. In the 90’s Steve was intensely active, producing three acclaimed albums within as many years and collaborating with Shabaka Hutchings & Courtney Pine to name but a few. On this AWIL he tells us about how his brain is perpetually in motion composing new pieces, and we see him on the sax - fiery, brilliant, sensitive, and, intense. In fact that intensity, plus authenticity, underlines Steve’s way of being - as with many exceptionally talented musicians – prolific bursts of energy, touring, creating, recording, and then bouts of withdrawal and rest. It’s all about balance, and Steve describes life as an ‘undulating sound wave’. Catch him now, peaking at the top of one of those waves, with the Steve Williamson Experience! Full tour dates are: May 1st Purcell Room London, May 10 Turner Sims Southampton, May 18 CBSO, Birmingham, May 23 St. Georges Bristol, May 24 Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, July 20 Hull Jazz Festival.  www.tomorrowswarriors.org

24/4/19 – AWIL 207. Online: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/a-world-in-london-24th-april-20…/ Production & pics by Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen, artist Alban Low, and Jess Low. Also this week Grammy nominee composer Ella Spira from INALA: A Zulu Ballet at SOAS Radio, click: https://www.mixcloud.com/SOASr…/a-world-in-london-297-Inala/ Next week Nina Swann from Live Music Now at SOAS Radio and Samaïa at Resonance. Download the AWIL Album Wonderland 2018 from #Spotify! Top 50 global CDs handpicked by #AWorldinLondon – Click here: https://open.spotify.com/…/34igi7n6p14p56303se0gtkyj/playli… #TheSoundofDiverseLondon #ConnectingCulturesThroughMusic – thirteen years - #DJRitu. Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 https://www.resonancefm.com/ & 4pm SOAS Radio https://soasradio.org/ Online worldwide at #Mixcloud. Join us on Twitter & Instagram @aworldinlondon @djritu1 http://www.djritu.com
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