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Duets

Lewis Wright

Duets

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212052921
Catnr: SIGCD 529
Release date: 06 April 2018
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Signum Classics
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0635212052921
Catalogue number
SIGCD 529
Release date
06 April 2018

"On this debut album Lewis Wright plays with the British piano virtuoso Kit Downes (31) seven magnificent compositions, all from his hand."

Rootstime, 28-5-2018
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About the album

Lewis Wright is an award-winning British vibraphonist, composer and drummer based in London. As a vibraphonist, he was nominated for Rising Star in the 2016 Downbeat International Critics Poll, was awarded Ensemble of the Year in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards with Empirical, and the Worshipful Company of Musicians prize in 2011. He has performed at venues such as the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall, and has been a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra.

For his debut recording he is joined by British piano virtuoso Kit Downes for a disc of his own works:

“There is limited material for vibraphone and piano (especially for improvising musicians), which has the potential to be so rhythmically interesting and polyphonically grand. I set out to compose pieces that showcase the instruments and are built around the language of the musicians. The right pianist, who can speak in this particular dialect of improvisation and has similar taste in the moment, was an obvious choice. Kit and I have known each other and played together since childhood and we share many influences, musical and otherwise.” Lewis Wright

Artist(s)

Lewis Wright (vibraphone)

Lewis Wright is one of the world’s finest vibraphonists, with a unique sound and approach to the instrument, performing internationally as a virtuoso improviser and recording artist. He has been the recipient of various awards including Ensemble of the Year in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards with ‘Empirical’ and the Worshipful Company of Musicians prize in 2011 as well as multiple Downbeat magazine award nominations. He has performed at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and has been a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. He can also be heard featuring on tracks by artists such as Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen and Melody Gardot. Also an accomplished drummer, he has recorded and...
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Lewis Wright is one of the world’s finest vibraphonists, with a unique sound and approach to the instrument, performing internationally as a virtuoso improviser and recording artist.

He has been the recipient of various awards including Ensemble of the Year in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards with ‘Empirical’ and the Worshipful Company of Musicians prize in 2011 as well as multiple Downbeat magazine award nominations. He has performed at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and has been a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. He can also be heard featuring on tracks by artists such as Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen and Melody Gardot.

Also an accomplished drummer, he has recorded and performed with artists such as Michael Kiwanuka, Joss Stone, Nerina Pallot and Emily King.


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Kit Downes (piano)

Kit Downes is a British jazz pianist. Downes plays regularly with his own trio, Stan Sulzmann, Troyka, The Golden Age of Steam, Sam Crockatt and Clark Tracey - and has played with Joe Locke, Gilad Atzmon, Empirical, Gerard Presencer, Seb Rochford, Iain Ballamy, Sarah Gillespie, Peter Ind, Gwyneth Herbert, John Warren and Eugene Skeef. He has also performed with British bands Fraud, Asaf Sirkis' Inner Noise, Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble, Acoustic Ladyland, Nostalgia 77, 2000 Black, Silhouette Brown and Dennis Rollins' Badbone and Co.
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Kit Downes is a British jazz pianist. Downes plays regularly with his own trio, Stan Sulzmann, Troyka, The Golden Age of Steam, Sam Crockatt and Clark Tracey - and has played with Joe Locke, Gilad Atzmon, Empirical, Gerard Presencer, Seb Rochford, Iain Ballamy, Sarah Gillespie, Peter Ind, Gwyneth Herbert, John Warren and Eugene Skeef. He has also performed with British bands Fraud, Asaf Sirkis' Inner Noise, Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble, Acoustic Ladyland, Nostalgia 77, 2000 Black, Silhouette Brown and Dennis Rollins' Badbone and Co.

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Lewis Wright (vibraphone)

Lewis Wright is one of the world’s finest vibraphonists, with a unique sound and approach to the instrument, performing internationally as a virtuoso improviser and recording artist. He has been the recipient of various awards including Ensemble of the Year in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards with ‘Empirical’ and the Worshipful Company of Musicians prize in 2011 as well as multiple Downbeat magazine award nominations. He has performed at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and has been a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. He can also be heard featuring on tracks by artists such as Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen and Melody Gardot. Also an accomplished drummer, he has recorded and...
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Lewis Wright is one of the world’s finest vibraphonists, with a unique sound and approach to the instrument, performing internationally as a virtuoso improviser and recording artist.

He has been the recipient of various awards including Ensemble of the Year in the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards with ‘Empirical’ and the Worshipful Company of Musicians prize in 2011 as well as multiple Downbeat magazine award nominations. He has performed at venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and has been a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra. He can also be heard featuring on tracks by artists such as Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen and Melody Gardot.

Also an accomplished drummer, he has recorded and performed with artists such as Michael Kiwanuka, Joss Stone, Nerina Pallot and Emily King.


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On this debut album Lewis Wright plays with the British piano virtuoso Kit Downes (31) seven magnificent compositions, all from his hand.
Rootstime, 28-5-2018

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