Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio
Kate Williams (piano), Georgia Mancio (voice), Oli Hayhurst (bass), David Ingamells (drums), John Garner (violin), Marie Schreer (violin), Francis Gallagher (viola), Sergio Serra (cello)
2 Sept 2018 – 606 Club, London
“a triumph of integrity and classy musicality” – The Guardian 4****
“It is something very special to hear their teamwork come to fruition” – LondonJazz
“the immaculate Mancio in collaboration with the brilliant pianist, composer and arranger, Kate Williams… presented an emotionally-charged set of originals” – Jazz Views
Georgia continues her longstanding musical partnership with composer/pianist Kate Williams and her acclaimed Four Plus Three project. They present a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio, string quartet and voice, linked by the concept of finding home.
Finding Home debuted as part of Georgia Mancio’s Hang at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in October 2017, receiving rave reviews including a prized 4 stars from The Guardian. Subsequent engagements include Watermill Jazz, Wakefield Jazz Club and Legends Festival, Birmingham. The project will be recorded in 2018 with an accompanying 2018/19 tour.
Georgia and Kate have performed together many times in the last 10 years including Ronnie Scotts, ReVoice!, Cleethorpes Jazz Festival and a televised broadcast for BBC Radio Scotland’s prestigious Jazz Nights at The Quay.
In 2014, whilst working on Bill Evans And The Impressionists at the 2014 Guildhall Jazz Festival, Kate met the stunning Guastalla String Quartet, eventually recording an album with them and her regular jazz trio. Four Plus Three was released last year to great critical acclaim, confirming her fully integrated – and highly skilful – approach to writing and arranging. She has previously invited flautist Gareth Lockrane, guitarist Mike Outram and her father – the revered classical guitarist John Williams – to guest with this unique line-up.
In 2010 Georgia released Silhouette which included songs co-written with pianist Tim Lapthorn; an approval of her lyric to Pat Metheny’s Question And Answer by the composer himself and the first writing collaboration with Kate on the title track. In April Songbook (her first album solely of original writing set to pianist Alan Broadbent’s compositions) was universally praised for her “superb, life-drawn lyrics” and marks the metamorphosis of an important new lyricist.
Read Georgia and Kate’s interview in Jazz Views