A new project from bass player/composer Huw V Williams sees Huw writing for a stripped down ensemble. A departure from HON, this trio explores more harmonic territory with the aim of blurring composition and improvisation. Huw says of the project, “For a long time I have avoided writing for chordal instrumentation, but recently I have been playing some guitar and felt the urge to get into harmony and hearing big chords again."
HUW V WILLIAMS
Winner of the 2012 Yamaha Jazz Scholars Prize from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Huw draws on a rich combination of his Welsh roots, his training in Jazz and the contemporary creative music scenes in London, Brooklyn and Manhattan. His latest album was selected as a CD of 2016 by John Fordham of the Guardian.
“I really like the idea of music coming from the mixing pot of all your history, so this is just as much about a teenage rock phase in North Wales as a mid twenties Free Jazz phase in London.”
With a fast growing CV lit up by the names of some of his heroes including Jim Black, Michael Blake, Devin Gray, Neil Yates and long time mentor Huw Warren, Huw V Williams is building a beautiful bass filled world of free music and primal creativity.
Guitarist Tom is one of the talented young musicians whose careers started in Cardiff. He is regularly to be seen playing with the likes of Huw Warren. He was awarded the Yamaha scholarship for top students nationwide in 2016. He is a pupil of two great younger New York players – Gilad Hekselman and Lage Lund.
As a drummer and composer Jay Davis has been presented with several awards including a Yamaha Jazz Scholarship, John Scheerer Prize for Drum Kit and the Sir Elton John Prize, to name just a few. He has performed all over the world in a wide variety of settings and with artists such as Ian Shaw and Rachel Sermanni. Jay has had his own compositions featured on BBC radio and has also recorded music for television. Jay currently resides in London and is busy performing throughout the UK and Europe, notably as part of Big Bad Wolf.