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Gwilym Simcock

THE IMPOSSIBLE GENTLEMEN

VOTED MOST MEMORABLE GIG IN 2010 BY THREE OUT OF FIVE JOURNALISTS IN JAZZUK

TOUR WITH MIKE WALKER, STEVE SWALLOW, ADAM NUSSBAUM ENDS WITH A SELL-OUT CROWD AT THE OPERA THEATRE AT THE RNCM AT THE MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

TOUR STARTS 10TH JUNE AT THE SAGE, GATESHEAD

DATES: 9-24 JUNE | OCT 29 - NOV13 2011

RAVE REVIEWS FOR QUARTET WITH MIKE WALKER, STEVE SWALLOW, ADAM NUSSBAUM

GUARDIAN 4 STARS **** "Jazz supergroups are volatile concoctions, bespoke teams of virtuosi often just getting in each other's way. But the Anglo-US quartet built from scratch this week around the untried partnership of pianist Gwilym Simcock and Salford Mike Walker, with Americans Steve Swallow on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums, fulfilled all its promise – and then some". read more

LEICESTER MERCURY

"A packed Embrace Arts Centre enjoyed a world-class performance by an international jazz group on its way to Ronnie Scott's and a European tour". read more

JAZZWISE

"Gwilym Simcock Dazzles With Ango-American Supergroup At Bergen Nattjazz Festival" read more

JAZZ BREAKFAST

"Let’s hope it becomes more than a one-tour stand. The band is going on to play around Europe but if you are within driving distance of either Leicester (Embrace Arts Centre tonight) or London (Ronnie Scott’s tomorrow) – so, anywhere on the mainland, in other words – I’d urge you to get along. It’s the real deal". read more

LONDON JAZZ BLOG

"This should be the start of something big". read more

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Simcock, Walker, Swallow, Nussbaum. CBSO Centre. 22 5 2010.
Images by Russ Escritt

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THE IMPOSSIBLE GENTLEMEN

The Impossible Gentlemen

ALBUM OUT NOW

05/06/2011 Dave Gelly, Observer

Each one is a virtuoso, but that's taken for granted. It's the interplay between them that matters, the way every nuance fits magically into the ever-changing pattern. And it's not all action and energy either; the duet between Simcock and Walker in "Gwil's Song" is the most sensuous sound imaginable. Absorbing.

04/06/2011 Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph 4 stars ****

This is simply a first-rate jazz album by an Anglo-American quartet which is unimpeachably mainstream. It’s terrific.

30/05/2011 Chris May, AllaboutJazz

You may not have heard of The Impossible Gentlemen, for this is the group's first album, and you may not have heard of one of its two chief protagonists, as he has chosen to spend most of his career away from the metropolitan center of things. So here's a map reference, crude and approximate, but one that gets close to the buried treasure. Imagine guitarist Pat Metheny's trio masterpiece, Day Trip (Nonesuch, 2007), add a pianist of commensurate genius, and you are banging on the disc's front door. It is that good.
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25/05/2011 Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise 4 stars****

One of the most refreshing debut albums for a long time

 

19/05/2011 Bebop Spoken Here

compelling CD
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11/05/2011 London Jazz

this is a classy, elegant but punchily accessible album, and a great appetiser not only for their forthcoming June UK tour, but also their London Jazz Festival appearance in November.
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