Huw V Williams 'HON'

featuring Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Hon - meaning ‘this’ in Welsh – is a far-reaching album that draws on the full breadth of Williams’s cultural and musical influences. In these intense and playful compositions inspired by his native North Wales, Williams mines the connections between musical expression and identity with an improvisational dynamism, sharpened by his immersion in the creative music scenes of London and New York. Fierce, fluid, and lyrical in turn, Hon is above all characterised by its uncompromising pursuit of immediacy.

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"If you’re looking for a statement of all the most exciting features of British instrumental jazz, this is the place to start."

Matthew Wright, The Arts Desk

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HON - meaning ‘this’ in Welsh – is a far-reaching album that draws on the full breadth of Williams’s cultural and musical influences. In these intense and playful compositions inspired by his native North Wales, Williams mines the connections between musical expression and identity with an improvisational dynamism, sharpened by his immersion in the creative music scenes of London and New York. Fierce, fluid, and lyrical in turn, Hon is above all characterized by its uncompromising pursuit of immediacy. 

The force of Williams’s writing is matched by the command of his instrument. In Hon, he has committed to record the unique qualities that have earned him a deserved reputation as a formidable bassist and captivating live performer, tipped as one to watch by a range of influences.                                                         

HON also features band members Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin on trumpet and piano, whose solo work has been met with universal critical acclaim. Joining them is fearless improviser Alam Nathoo on Tenor Sax and one of London’s busiest sidemen Pete Ibbetson on drums, whose consummate accompaniment lends a richness of texture to HON’s already fresh and distinctive sound.                

HON represents the very best of contemporary British Jazz. It is a captivating and vital record that boldly announces the arrival of a truly singular voice onto the contemporary jazz scene.

 

Band Line Up

Huw V Williams (bass/tunes)

Laura Jurd (trumpet)

Alam Nathoo (saxophone)

Elliot Galvin (piano/synths)

Pete Ibbetson (drums)