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John Turville

John Turville is one of the busiest and most versatile pianists in the UK.

As well as running and writing for his own trio and sextet, he is currently a member of Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio, Guillermo Rozenthuler's folkloric quartet 'Rioplatenses', the Loop band 'Dog Soup', the big band 'Combustible Alarms' and the Koby Israelite group, with whom he toured the UK, Poland, Bulgaria, Portugal and Austria in 2008, as well as a number of tango projects. He co-established the E17 big band in 2009 and has written new work for the ensemble.

His trio won the album of the year category in the 2011 Parliamentary Awards and John was awarded 'Best Jazz Instrumentalist' in the 2010 London Jazz Awards

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”a highly impressive statement from the versatile young pianist John Turville... this well balanced programme covers a number of styles and bases and the interplay between the three principal musicians is consistently interesting. Hill’s huge tone and Reynolds’ colourful drumming complement the leader well, his playing a good balance between lyricism and muscularity [...] This album deserves to establish Turville as a major new figure on the British jazz scene.” (Ian Mann,, 4 stars).

“Midas is high-end piano trio jazz, beautifully recorded [...] resonating with the work of Keith Jarrett and John Taylor without denying the group's considerable individuality [...] who wheel and curve through the shape shifting music as one” (Chris May, All About Jazz)

”John Turville is a young conservatoire-trained British pianist with very broadly-based resources [...] his adventurousness with harmony and the always lyrical yet narratively swerving designs of his improvisations often recall UK piano giant John Taylor's playing” (John Fordham, The Guardian)

”John Turville’s fresh-sounding UK piano trio of bassist and drummer Chris Hill and Ben Reynolds deliver a fresh balance of current concerns and conventional wisdom ..

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