“Simon, your music is intensely melodic and very beautiful.” [CHUCHO VALDES, Ronnie Scott’s, July 2015]
Simon Lasky is a British pianist and composer. The debut CD by his sextet, Story Inside, consists of nine of his picturesque originals performed by the leader on piano and keyboards, flugelhornist Shanti Jayasinha, guitarist Luca Boscagin, bassist Pete Billington, drummer Jeff Lardner and Satin Singh on tabla, congas and percussion.
The music is atmospheric, melodic, airy, thoughtful and often influenced by the Pat Metheny Group without being too derivative. Lasky’s pieces often have long melody statements and, because the solos are an outgrowth of the arrangements, in some sections it is difficult to know what is composed and what is improvised