Howe Gelb Piano Trio
LONDON PizzaExpress Jazz Club
10 Dean Street
Producer, pianist, mastermind of Giant Sand, Howe Gelb’s new album Future Standards sees him delve into the art of the jazz standard
As singer-songwriter, acclaimed producer, musician and mastermind of Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has been making music since 1980, responsible for indefinable and influential recordings ranging from punk and roots-rock to psych, jazz, gospel and even traditional Spanish music. Since his early lo-fi groundbreaking recordings Gelb has remained one of the most inventive and unique American musicians of the last 3 decades.
His latest project 'Future Standards' sees Gelb delve into the art of the jazz standard. Gelb's piano sinks to a pedal-depressed ambience as his cavalier vocal boasts of new love and faded times, all In the best tradition of the American Songbook that he's pretty damn cleverly adding a new volume to.
'The scruffy master of alt-country eclecticism' NPR.
'His work has never acknowledged any borders that might theoretically exist between mariachi waltzes, psychedelic guitar rock, uptown piano jazz, or dusty improvised C&W' Pitchfork.