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Sam Leak Trio, “The Craft of Sound” UK tour, March / April / May 2020.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Pianist and composer Sam Leak has announced that he will be touring the UK with his trio during the spring of 2020 on the Arts Council funded "The Craft of Sound" tour. Press release attached.

Sam Leak writes;


We’re going on tour!


I’m very happy to be able to share with you that we’ve just had our Arts Council funding bid accepted and consequently we’ll be going on tour in March! I’m tying the theme for this one in with my background in music psychology, and with discoveries I’ve made through working on my PhD.


“The Craft of Sound” Tour kicks off on March 4th 2020!


“Multi-faceted and smart as a pin, this is poetic chamber Jazz of a very high order”
MOJO Magazine


Sam Leak | Simon Read | Will Glaser

“The Craft of Sound” Tour


A 13-date Arts Council England supported UK tour


The Sam Leak Trio will perform contemporary jazz with a gospel-tinged, and folk-inspired, freedom and abandon. Conjuring up the joy and emotion typified by Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett’s 1960s trios, the ensemble maintains a sense of the tradition whilst performing music that is very much rooted in the UK Jazz movement of the moment. Drawing on Leak’s background in music psychology the music will be interspersed with fascinating insights about music and how we perceive it.


Featuring SIMON READ on double bass, and WILL GLASER on drums, the band mainly perform Sam’s original material, notably including the music from his recent album release “Adrift,” recorded in duet with Lee Konitz/Ben Wendel pianist Dan Tepfer, and which Marcus O’Dair has called ‘astonishing.’ Described as “compelling” and “reaching far beyond the jazz loop” by the Guardian’s John Fordham, ‘Adrift’ is a unique composition for two pianos that explores the range of colours and possibilities offered by the unconventional lineup. Sometimes densely complex, at others eerily sparse; the writing is engaging and melodic, conjuring up images of a snow-brushed New York in winter. The composition was originally written for 2014’s Steinway festival, held at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club. The success of this performance led the pianists to record the album at the Yamaha Piano Rooms in Midtown New York in January 2016.


“the music is magical… constantly evolving and engaging…”
The New York City Jazz Record


“This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what it’s trying to do - and succeeds”
Daniel Spicer, BBC Music Magazine


“The Royal Academy of Music’s jazz programme has produced a remarkable crop of newcomers in recent times: notably the Mercury-nominated pianists Gwilym Simcock and Kit Downes. Now comes Sam Leak, an artist of comparable promise…Leak is a subtle storyteller who keeps the grooves and colours changing.”
John Fordham, The Guardian


TOUR DATES:


4th March - The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

5th March - Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

6th March - JATP, Bradford - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

7th March - The Globe, Newcastle - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

9th March - The Whiskey Jar, Manchester - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

10th March - Parr Jazz @ Liverpool Philharmonic - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

11th March - The Lescar, Sheffield - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

15th March - The Vortex, Dalston - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

17th March - The Flute and Tankard, Cardiff - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

1st April - Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

2nd April - Peggy’s Skylight, Nottingham - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

12th May - The Spotted Dog, Birmingham - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser

16th May - The Verdict @ Brighton Fringe Festival - “The Craft of Sound” Tour - Sam Leak Trio w. Simon Read & Will Glaser


http://www.samleak.com