As a much in demand young pianist, Neil Cowley cut his teeth on albums by the likes of the Pasadenas, Brand New Heavies and Zero 7. More recently he played piano on both of Adele’s global bestselling albums “19” and “21”. However the project closest to his heart is the Neil Cowley Trio. Their debut album “Displaced” won the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Album and the trio undertook their first full UK tour in the same year. In 2012 the Trio released their latest album “The Face Of Mount Molehill”, which sees them recording (& later touring) with a string ensemble. On 11 July they made their debut appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The show focuses primarily on the “The Face Of Mount Molehill” album with a scattering of tracks from their previous releases. The Trio are virtuoso musicians and Neil Cowley is a consummate live performer with a distinctively English wit and the ability to create a marvellous rapport with his audience, as ably demonstrated in the concert captured here.
Neil Cowley has been named as “Musician In Residence” for Derry-Londonderry’s 2013 UK City Of Culture year.
The Trio: Neil Cowley (piano); Rex Horan (bass); Evan Jenkins (drums)
With: Julian Ferraretto (violin); Helen Sanders-Hewett (viola); Alex Eichenberger (cello); Miles Brett (violin)
1) Lament 2) Rooster Was A Witness 3) Distance By Clockwork 4) Slims 5) Hug The Greyhound 6) Kenny Two Steps 7) Box Lily 8) How Do We Catch Up 9) Hope Machine 10) Meyer 11) Skies Are Rare 12) La Porte 13) Fable 14) The Face Of Mount Molehill 15) She Eats Flies
DVD Format: NTSC Region 0
Screen Format: 16:9
Sound Formats: DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo
Running Time: 105 mins approx.
Release date : 29 April 2013