Mike Adcock

Played in different and between genres, exploring aspects of jazz, blues, traditional music, experimental and free improv. Primarily a pianist I also play accordion, guitar and a variety of percussion, with a particular interest in musical stone. I have recordings released with various bands (including Accordions Go Crazy, Poorboys, Cadillac Kings, Wanderlust) and in collaboration with others (including Lol Coxhill, Sylvia Hallett, Clive Bell, Chris Cundy, Paul Jolly). More recent releases include “In the case of darkness” (33 Jazz), “Accord” (Linear Obsessional Recordings) “Sheffield” [Flying Down Trio] (Wavetable) and “Wanderlust” (Paper Label Records).


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”What is great about this CD is it is so listenable and yet there are moments when the attention is grabbed and intensified by a particular interlude or solo – and there are many in the CD. This makes it not only worthy of a listen but also imparts a sense of care, understanding of the listener, not to mention clever arranging. This is entertainment. There are delicate little sections where the music is light and intricately woven countered by sections, which blow your socks off.  Naturally piano-led by Mike Adcock but also generous in the space given to the other instruments, this is one of those recordings where each listen brings a little more; a bit extra and another discovery, especially in the final track which is musical mastery.” (from review of ”Wanderlust” - Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe)

“The Spontaneous Music Ensemble lineup of drummer/cornetist John Stevens and soprano saxophonist Trevor Watts can, for countless reasons, serve as the template against which many another freely improvising duo can be gauged

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Bristol

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

I teach piano and accordion. Have been a professional musician for 30 years which has usually included an element of teaching - individually, small groups (peripatetic school teaching) and workshops. I combine reading from notation with development of listening skills, playing by ear and improvisation. I work and teach across a variety of musical genres. I am available daytime or evening by arrangement. I charge £35 per hour.

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