New Blues concept
What does that mean exactly ?
You might think its all been done to death - that you have heard it all before ? You haven't : )
' New blues concept '
Billy has made some very interesting and unique musical discoveries -
Taking what is very common musical lanuage in blues and jazz and twisting it to give us a new perspective on what we are all already hearing and playing -
' The blues '
Need some convincing ?
Here's a few comments -
" His 'New Blues Concept' outlines some new and innovative ways of looking at conventional blues harmony and by implication creating new soloing language (and ways of soloing) in the jazz / blues genre "
jazz pianist / composer / professor of Jazz at RWCMD _____________________________________
"He has made several very interesting connections between the blues and contemporary jazz improvisation.
It is often the new take on previously adopted theories that move a genre forward"
Jazz Composer / Bass player / head of jazz studies at RWCMD
"Billy's playing is inventive and adventurous with a loose spontaneous feel - He has many compositional ideas based on establishing re harmonisations of existing jazz chord progressions.
I believe that this makes his work important for several reasons "
Head of Academy of music and sound / jazz musician / educator / recording artist