14 Mar 2014

London Concert March 24


Kate Williams Trio and Guildhall School Musicians 
conducted by William Goodchild perform 
'Bill Evans and the Impressionists'

The second concert for the Interplay Series 'Bill Evans And The Impressionists' again features Kate Williams Trio (with Oli Hayhurst - double bass, Tristan Mailliot - drums) and conductor William Goodchild, and will take place at Milton Court Concert Hall, London. The orchestra will consist of Guildhall School Musicians. This concert forms part of The Guildhall Jazz Festival and Improvisation Fringe.

The Interplay Series places the music of Bill Evans alongside orchestral pieces by the French Impressionist composers. The programme features new orchestral arrangements of some of Bill Evans' finest compositions with favourite works by Ravel, Debussy and Satie.

Bill Evans is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and perhaps the most influential of the post-World War II jazz pianist/ composers. This concert places his music next to the French composers that had a profound influence on his work, and utilises the orchestra to present his compositions and sound in a new way.