Review of Blues Vignette by Gwilym Simcock on eJazz News

Up now on eJazzNews is my review of UK pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock's new release Blues Vignette.  Although in the past, I've been a bit of a stuffy purist about what defines jazz or blues -- in the manner of Stanley Crouch -- I've heard so much multi-tradition music over the past few years, I've changed my mind.  Sometimes -- in fact, most of the time -- good music is just good music, aesthetics and categories be damned.  As to Simcock, he is a gifted musician who has very intentionally and gracefully blended jazz and classical music on a number of levels.  The more I listen to Blues Vignette, the more impressed I am.

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