Essence - out now
"exhilarating" ****Jazzwise (UK)
"indispensible" Les inrocks (FR)
"reason to place tom hewson as the great 'upcomer' in jazz' **** written in Music (NL)
"intelligence, imagination and very human warmth" The Jazzmann (UK)
"all in all, rather special" - londonjazz
"a recording with confirms tom hewson's artistic value, and his valued presence in the international jazz scene" - Pianosolo (it)
Physical CDs - CAMJAZZ direct (Worldwide)
EUROPE - Widely available
UK - AMAZON, ITUNES, CAMJAZZ direct
USA - ITUNES, CAMJAZZ direct
JAPAN - available from Tower Records plus many more
After hearing Tom perform in Vienna, Bösendorfer pianos invited him to their workshop to try their new instrument, the 280 VC Concert Grand. When CAM Jazz suggested the idea of a new solo album, England, Italy and Austria came together for a special and memorable session. Given the freedom of the piano factory for three days, Tom's new music came to life in the spirit of exploration and spontaneity.
As well as 8 new compositions there are also fresh interpretations of pieces from two of his greatest influences, Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor, as well as touches of the blues, Japanese forests and even a moment of Charles Mingus.
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