Infinite Riches in a Little Room

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Babel
PERFORMER: Huw Warren (p, ky, samples)
CATALOGUE NO: BDV 2132

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As at home with John Dowland (whose Lachrymae provide the inspiration for half the music on this wholly absorbing album) as with Charlie Parker or Hermeto Pascoal, UK pianist Huw Warren demonstrates a commendably wide-ranging talent on this, his second solo outing on Babel.

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By turns gently lyrical and pungently vigorous, but consistently original (his sparing use of electronics and the instrument’s insides is a striking feature of his music), Warren is one of Britain’s most accomplished pianists. CP