EFG London Jazz Festival 2017

Howe Gelb Piano Trio

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Last Show: Saturday 11 th November 2017

Eclectic alt-country singer-songwriter in a rare UK performance of his critically acclaimed take on the art of the jazz standards. As singer-songwriter, acclaimed producer, musician and mastermind of Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has been making music since 1980, responsible for indefinable and influential recordings ranging from punk and roots-rock to psych, jazz, gospel and even traditional Spanish music.

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“The scruffy master of alt-country eclecticism”


Since his early lo-fi groundbreaking recordings Gelb has remained one of the most inventive and unique American musicians of the last 3 decades. His latest project 'Future Standards' sees Gelb delve into the art of the jazz standard. Gelb’s piano sinks to a pedal-depressed ambience as his cavalier vocal boasts of new love and faded times, all In the best tradition of the American Songbook that he’s pretty damn cleverly adding a new volume to. “His work has never acknowledged any borders that might theoretically exist between mariachi waltzes, psychedelic guitar rock, uptown piano jazz, or dusty improvised C&W” Pitchfork.