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Saturday morning listen - Ivo Neame's solo piano version of David Bowie's 'Soul Love'

Saturday morning listen: Something you don't hear every day - a live solo piano take on David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars tune 'Soul Love' which is new from pianist Ivo Neame drawn from his September …

Published: 5 Aug 2023. Updated: 10 months.

Saturday morning listen:

Something you don't hear every day - a live solo piano take on David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars tune 'Soul Love' which is new from pianist Ivo Neame drawn from his September release Live at Turner Sims. Ivo says in his Bandcamp notes ''I really love the riff.''

Known for his work with Phronesis and Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset, Ivo originally from Kent, as a leader is a popular presence on the UK club and festival circuit. And this new recording, his first solo piano album, unveils a new deeply personal aspect of his musical personality. Album tracks also include a version of Bill Frisell's 'Strange Meeting' and 'Rag' plus a solo treatment of Ivo's own 'Phasing Song' - a piece that appeared on Ivo's fine 2021 album, Glimpses of Truth.

  • Read a 2021 interview with Ivo Neame (above) here

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Gregory Lewis, Organ Monk Going Home, Sunnyside ***1/2

The music of Thelonious Monk played on a Hammond organ sounds so different. Strip away the salty feints, parries and knotty clusters you know from the piano sound and add in a jaunty celebratory feel and you land right in the middle of this record. …

Published: 4 Aug 2023. Updated: 10 months.

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The music of Thelonious Monk played on a Hammond organ sounds so different. Strip away the salty feints, parries and knotty clusters you know from the piano sound and add in a jaunty celebratory feel and you land right in the middle of this record. An OGD setting - organ from Gregory Lewis, guitar Kevin McNeal and drums Nasheet Waits best known for his work with Jason Moran - it doesn't take long to swing. American player Lewis takes inspiration from Larry Young recording the album at the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio last year. McNeal is particularly effective on 'Evidence' and throughout there is a lot of expansive interplay between the trio as shards of melody dance into more open play and add yet more insights into the unique world of Monk courtesy of such a lively trio that immerses itself in the sound and feel of the master.