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25 March 2013

Live At Montreux 2012

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the issue on 29 April 2013 of Neil Cowley Trio "Live At Montreux 2012" on CD, DVD and Blu-ray [Cat Nos EAGCD501, EREDV971 and ERBRD5187 respectively]. Neil has been named as "Musician In Residence" for Derry-Londonderry's 2013 UK City Of Culture year and the Trio have live dates confirmed on May 5 in Ireland at the annual Ballydehob Festival and they also perform on July 6 at the Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Making their debut appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 11, The Neil Cowley Trio are virtuoso musicians. Cowley is a consummate live performer with a distinctively English wit and the ability to create a marvelous rapport with his audience, as ably demonstrated on Live At Montreux 2012. The show focuses primarily on their latest album The Face Of Mount Molehill (recorded & later toured with a string ensemble), with a scattering of tracks from their previous releases.

Neil Cowley is a much in demand pianist who cut his teeth on albums by the likes of Brand New Heavies and Zero 7, and more recently played piano on both of Adele's global bestselling albums 19 and 2, making him quite literally, the most listened to pianist on the planet!

Defined by powerful riffs countered by poignant, delicate passages and witty, whimsical romps, Cowley's jazz-meets-rock ethic has earned his trio worldwide acclaim, and plaudits from across the musical spectrum. Their debut album Displaced won the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Album and the trio undertook their first UK tour in the same year, going on to perform extensively around the globe, appearing at some of the worlds most prestigious jazz festivals alongside a string of triumphant shows in the US in 2012. Heralded as "strong stirring stuff" by Time Out New York, their most recent recording, The Face of Mount Molehill earned the trio Best UK Jazz Act at the inaugural Jazz Fm Awards.

TRACKLISTING
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
* Not on CD format

The line-up on Live At Montreux includes 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)
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