MP3 Curios - Closer
Award-winning piano trio - melodic, serene, fiery original music. "Never less than spellbinding" (The Independent)
10 MP3 Songs in this album (50:08) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Piano Jazz, JAZZ: Progressive Jazz
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***Winners of Best Band, BBC Jazz Awards 2008!***
"Just when you think EST, or Brad Mehldau, or the Bad Plus might have taken the piano trio as far as it can go, another keyboard talent opens another door. Tom Cawley has done just that with Curios." John Fordham, JAZZ UK
The follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut Hidden, Closer takes the dynamic, melodic musical world of Curios to a new level. Led by pianist and composer Tom Cawley (keyboardist with Acoustic Ladyland) and featuring bassist Sam Burgess and drummer Joshua Blackmore, Curios follow last year’s best album nomination with a richly deserved award for best band at this year’s BBC Jazz Awards and Closer is set to cement Curios’ reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting and imaginative bands.
Drawing on Cawley’s eclectic passions (including iconic pianist Brad Mehldau to whom he pays tribute on ‘Bradford’, romantic classical music and, er, motorsport journalism) Curios’ musical world is self-contained and yet utterly expansive, shifting effortlessly from moments of real beauty to passages of fiery explosiveness. Underpinned by Blackmore’s edgy, dynamic drumming and Burgess rhythmic drive the group visits the outer boundaries of the jazz piano trio’s possibilities; Cawley’s passionate music and expressive playing enables them to explore an enthralling world that is in turns beautiful, fun, searching and wild, but always powerfully compelling.
"An extraordinary collection of deeply personal, highly evolved music".
"This trio plays with real emotional substance, real weight of feeling." Musicweb International
"A shining light for British jazz" Musician Magazine
"Advances the evolution of the jazz piano trio" The Guardian
"State-of-the-art piano trio music" Time Out