Award-winning pianist and composer Rick Simpson has been no stranger to the heart of the London Jazz scene – on both the new music and more traditional fronts – for many years now, and with Klammer he has a group which gives full voice to his ambitious and exciting compositions.
His music for Klammer focuses on through-composition, complex ensemble playing and modern textures/rhythms, though with enough space for soloists to shine and plenty of wit and levity to boot.
The band is completed by some of the young London Jazz scene’s most sought-after rising stars.
released September 30, 2016
Rick Simpson - piano, fender rhodes, wurlitzer, ms-10, glockenspiel, harmonium
Michael Chillingworth - alto/tenor saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
George Crowley - tenor saxophone
Ralph Wyld - vibraphone
Tom Farmer - double bass
David Hamblett - drums
All compositions by Rick Simpson
Produced by Rick Simpson
Executive Producer - Alya Marquardt
Engineered by George Murphy
Mixed by Alex Bonney
Mastered by Peter Beckmann
Illustration by Fini Bearman
Photos by Alex Bonney