Jazz at the Blue Lamp- David Newton Big Screen Trio
David Newton has been the winner of ‘Jazz Pianist of the Year’ in the British Jazz Awards on no less than 10 occasions simply confirms most fans’ opinions that he really is one of the heavyweights of UK jazz.
This ferociously swinging unit brings together three award winning jazz musicians from different corners of the contemporary jazz scene & beyond.
Dave Newton's multi award-winning jazz piano mastery is very much to the fore of this dynamic new trio, underpinned by the propulsive swing and lightening empathy of Skelton & Farmer.
Their debut Linn release ' Big Screen, take 1 ' celebrates the rich legacy of music composed for film and film musicals. The repertoire spans decades of richly crafted composition from the dawn of talking pictures to the contemporary poignant songs of Randy Newman.
The trio delight in creating their own original arrangements of film scores revealing a shared admiration for the piano trios of yore such as Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown with contrasting lush ballad soundscapes.