Gwilym Simcock

Delta Saxophone Quartet & Gwilym Simcock - Crimson! (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 26, 2016
Delta Saxophone Quartet & Gwilym Simcock - Crimson! (2016)

Delta Saxophone Quartet & Gwilym Simcock - Crimson! (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 44:18 min | 102 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Basho Records

This CD begins with a track entitled ‘A Kind of Red’, combining the first part of Miles’ best known album with the title of a King Crimson album from the mid 1970s. I saw this as a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of the challenges of jazzing the music of the progressive rock band King Crimson, which is the focus of these recordings. The Delta Saxophone Quartet have already shown that they can reimagine prog rock, with their previous album of Soft Machine songs. At its worse, prog rock was often derided as overly structured noodling over a thumping drumbeat.
Spitfirе Audio Producer Portfolio Gwilym Simcock Felt Piano KONTAKT

Spitfirе Audio Producer Portfolio Gwilym Simcock Felt Piano KONTAKT | 8.54 Gb

Why be a jack of all trades when you can be a master of one? It is this sentiment and reason why we have searched high and low for the most sensitive, beautiful, sonorous, and honest piano sound. Perfect for those delicate ballads (think "Mad World" by Gary Jules) that intimate heart rendering cue (think Newman's "American Beauty"). When carrying out sampling experiments some years ago we discovered the very beautiful world of an upright piano with a middle "practice felt" or "celeste" pedal engaged.
Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev - Duo Art: Reverie at Schloss Elmau (2014)

Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev - Duo Art: Reverie at Schloss Elmau (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:21 min | 140 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

It seems inevitable that the highly acclaimed, virtuosic pianist-composer Gwilym Simcock and multi-award winning double bassist-composer Yuri Goloubev would one day record together in a duo once their paths had crossed. That moment has come with the new recording Reverie at Schloss Elmau on the award-winning ACT label. One born in Wales, the other in Russia, most of Europe stands between them. But in terms of their musical journeys, they appear to have been leading parallel lives. Both were classical music prodigies and have world-class techniques on their respective instruments.

Simcock / Garland / Sirkis - Lighthouse (2012) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 30, 2016
Simcock / Garland / Sirkis - Lighthouse (2012) {ACT}

Simcock / Garland / Sirkis - Lighthouse (2012) {ACT}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

With Lighthouse, saxophonist Tim Garland, pianist Gwilym Simcock and percussionist Asaf Sirkis make the move to completely egalitarian collective. It's also the first album to feature the trio without any additional guests. Garland's Lighthouse Trio first came together on the saxophonist's If the Sea Replied (Sirocco, 2005), an ambitious song cycle that—in addition to including mates from his impro-folk Lammas and Acoustic Triangle, which by that time also featured Simcock—was scored for members of the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra.

Simcock Garland Sirkis - Lighthouse (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 24, 2012
Simcock Garland Sirkis - Lighthouse (2012)

Simcock Garland Sirkis - Lighthouse (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:47 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

Three remarkable musicians with an uncanny unity of thought and feeling. Virtuosity may be taken for granted nowadays, but this music demands it. The pin-point accuracy, the long, constantly evolving melodies, the variety of moods and textures are simply breathtaking. Gwilym Simcock, now 31, was being hailed as a phenomenon while still a piano student at the Royal Academy, where Tim Garland was one of his teachers. No wonder that the piano and saxophone lines often seem to come from the same mind. Asaf Sirkis has evolved a whole new array of percussion to complete this outstanding trio. –Dave Gelly, The Observer, 15 April 2012

Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet - Crystal Rain (2016)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 23, 2016
Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet - Crystal Rain (2016)

Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet - Crystal Rain (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 336 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 106 Mb
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Cristal Records, CR 245 | 2016 | 00:55:10

Céline Bonacina is one of the beautiful feminine revelation of the Jazz scene. After a long journey on Reunion island, she has invented with her baritone saxophone a muticolourful universe which invites to dance. Well acclaimed by the critics and highly praised by the audience, she continues performing with a great vitality! After having released two albums on the music label ACT with the guitar player Nguyên Lê, in an electric and groovy style, she has launched a new acoustic quartet, totally jazzy but nevertheless original, with internationally recognized musicians.

Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet - Crystal Rain (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at March 17, 2016
Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet - Crystal Rain (2016)

Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet - Crystal Rain (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:46 min | 126 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Crystal Records

Céline Bonacina est l’une des belles révélations féminines de la scène jazz. Après un séjour fondateur sur l’Ile de la Réunion, elle a inventé, autour de son saxophone baryton, un univers multicolore qui invite à la danse. Récompensée par la critique et ovationnée sur de grandes scènes, elle poursuit son parcours avec une vitalité impressionnante. Après deux albums sur le label ACT réalisés en connivence avec le guitariste Nguyên Lê, dans une veine groove et électrique, elle présente un nouveau quartet acoustique, résolument jazz, mais toujours original, entourée de musiciens de renommée internationale.

Sam Crockatt Quartet - Flood Tide (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 18, 2011
Sam Crockatt Quartet - Flood Tide (2011)

Sam Crockatt Quartet - Flood Tide (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:25 min | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Babel

“Flood Tide” is saxophonist and composer Sam Crockatt’s keenly awaited follow up to “Howeird”, his 2009 release on the Loop Records label which won that year’s Parliamentary Jazz Award for best album. “Howeird” featured the pianistic talents of Gwilym Simcock, a factor that helped to bring the album a good deal of attention. Simcock’s increasingly busy schedule ensured that he was never likely to be a fixture in the Crockatt quartet and his place on this recording has gone to Kit Downes, a similarly talented (and these days almost as busy) player and composer.
Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages by Gwilym Dodd

Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages by Gwilym Dodd
English | Sep 27, 2007 | ISBN: 019920280X | 387 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Focusing on the key role of the English medieval parliament in hearing and determining the requests of the king's subjects, this ground-breaking new study examines the private petition and its place in the late medieval English parliament (c.1270-1450).

VA - Duo Art: Creating Magic (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 18, 2014
VA - Duo Art: Creating Magic (2014)

VA - Duo Art: Creating Magic (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 112:58 min | 262 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

In 2014 ACT introduces a new series: Duo Art. You could almost say: duo is the new trio! No other constellation of musicians can potentially be as flexible, interactive and democratic as the duo. It's the most reduced way of making music together. At the same time it can open a whole musical world without borders. Two musicians acting as one and in a dialogue at the same time. Call and response - it's jazz in its purest form. Sometimes less is morewhen it comes to creating magical moments - like "Duo Art: Creating Moments" proves.