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A jazz piano trio is at the core of Gwilym Simcock’s latest CD, but here it is combined with the London Sinfonia for the ambitious three-part orchestral work, Move.
Simcock’s score expertly expands his florid and rhythmic piano style to the larger canvas without straying too far from diatonic principles. Each piece is packed with detail, with “Clunky” a surging slow-burning highlight. Five additional pieces, grouped together as “Simple Tales” and sensitively scored for two strings, alternate between hearts-on-sleeve emotion and up-scale bucolic dance.