“Unquestionably, music about emotions and a very intimate collusion between the elegantly lyrical compositions of the pianist/composer and the rich interplay of the virtuoso bass player ....” - Ken Cheetham - JazzViews
The intimacy of the duet allows for whimsical interaction between pianist Jeremy Woolhouse and bassist Shannon Birchall. Featuring compositions from Jeremy, the duo present a rich, cinematic concert experience, spacious and melodic, rhythmic and emotive.
Drawing inspiration from the piano-bass duet albums of jazz legend Charlie Haden, Jeremy and Shannon have a relaxed conversational presentation. The compositions are rooted in the harmonic sophistication of jazz and reveal influence spanning from gospel to contemporary jazz, from pop to classical and European to South American music.
In the duet setting, the virtuosity of Shannon Birchall comes to the fore as the bass trades centre stage with the piano. Soaring bowed melodies and weaving contrapuntal interplay with the piano contrast steady groove and dramatic unison. Jeremy and Shannon first collaborated in 2002 on Jeremy’s album Thumbnails. With touring and study commitments in between time, the duo reunited in 2012 to record the album The Scenery of Life Unfolding.
“The music of here has a feeling a depth and erudition, infused with moments of folk song simplicity and child like wonder at the artists' immersion of in-the-moment experience” - Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz