Award-Winning Jazz Pianist Rick Simpson Re-Imagines Radiohead’s iconic album on 20th Anniversary + Shares Track

London-based record label Whirlwind Recordings are pleased to announce the release of ‘Everything All of the Time: Kid A Revisited’ from award-winning jazz pianist and composer Rick Simpson.

Created to mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Kid A’ the landmark album by Radiohead, the project’s roots were planted in a series of sell-out gigs curated by Simpson at London’s Vortex club featuring non-jazz records rearranged for jazz players.

The original gig was such a storming success, drawing in listeners from beyond the club’s regular audience, that Simpson re-assembled the band in the studio and recorded the entire album in a single afternoon session. “I think the time pressure contributed to the performances! It’s really punchy and to the point, but a lot happens – it captures the energy so well”.

Based in London, Simpson’s impeccable technique and restless imagination have earned him a place at the forefront of contemporary UK jazz music. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008 he has performed with musicians such as Christian Scott, Eric Harland, Joe Sanders, Michael Janisch, Ernesto Simpson, Martin Speake, Earl Burness Travis, Stan Sulzmann and Jeff Williams. He also plays in the ensembles of Michael Janisch, Leo Richardson, Jay Phelps, Rory Simmons, Alice Leggett, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Andre Canniere, and Kristian Borring amongst others.

Listen to his single ‘Kid A’  below, and let us know what you think. This is taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Kid A’ from ‘Everything All of the Time: Kid A Revisited’

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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