We spoke to pianist / composer Kate Williams (whose piece I'm Still Awake - based on an anagram of her name - is the jingle for our podcasts) about her new venture – the Interplay Series - Bill Evans and the Impressionists. These concerts are a collaboration with Bristol-based conductor/ composer/ orchestrator William Goodchild.
In this podcast, Kate demonstrates at the piano [2:12 on the audio], how she had the the original idea which set the whole programme and concept in motion.
Interplay is a series of two concerts in March 2014 featuring the Kate Williams Trio with Oli Hayhurst (bass), Tristan Mailliot (drums) and two different orchestras.
- Bristol's Colston Hall – part of the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival March 9th, with a professional chamber orchestra, the Bristol Ensemble, currently in its 20th year.
- Milton Court Hall, Silk Street, London EC2 on the 24th March - part of the Guildhall School Jazz Festival (Mar 22-28), with an orchestra from Guildhall School.
Bill Evans and the Impressionists celebrates the music of Bill Evans (with new orchestral arrangements of his music), alongside orchestral music by Ravel, Debussy, and Satie.
The concerts are produced by Peter Conway, and are supported by Arts Council England.
More information at the Interplay Series website.
Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival website
1) Kate demonstrates voicings from the Forlane from Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin and Bill Evans' Time Remembered at [2:12]
2) Untitled Peace Piece - Kate William's Septet (Made Up. kwjazz737) - at [9:48]