Talented composer and pianist Will Butterworth has just told us that he will be joined by Seb Pipe on alto sax, Nick Pini on bass and Dylan Howe on drums to play at MJF16. They will be performing “The Nightingale and The Rose”, a part-composed part-improvised suite inspired by Oscar Wilde’s children’s story of the same name.
The suite employs beautiful melodies and rich and dark harmony to retell Wilde’s story of love and sacrifice, and comes to a dramatic crescendo as the final song of the nightingale is performed. The group uses these melodies as starting points for improvisation.
In further exciting news, Will told us that although it will be officially released on the Jellymould label in February 2017, a special preview version of a CD recording of the suite will be available for sale at MJF16.