This follows on from the first volume, which was a Brazilian themed affair, released earlier in 2020.
Recorded live four years ago in Wales, the sound, like the earlier release, is bright and immediate and Huw Warren, one of the UK's best jazz pianists, is completely engaged.
Bookended by 'Darn That Dream' and 'It Never Entered My Mind,' the main feature of the album however is the lengthy version of the beautiful John Dowland inspired 'Teares' that Warren has recorded several times in the past.
An absorbing version of John Taylor's 'Ambleside' has a beautiful skip and joyousness to it and contributes towards make this album a must for piano jazz fans. We take Warren far too much for granted, albums such as this, and the earlier Ucheldre album, are a reminder of the folly of doing just that because they show Warren's great range, instinctiveness, and mastery to full effect.