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Spike Wells, Gwilym Simcock, Malcolm Creese

Spike Wells - Drums and Percussion
Gwilym Simcock - Piano
Malcolm Creese - Double Bass

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1. Falling In Love With Love 4:46
2. And Then She Was Gone   5:35
3. I Hear A Rhapsody 6:51
4. Alone Together   6:01
5. Emily   9:04
6. Secret Love   5:55
7. You Don't Know What Love Is   8:12
8. Walsingham Matilda   4:34
9. My Funny Valentine   5:52
10. My One And Only Love   10:36
11. Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind 7:10

Total Time: 74:43

Recorded at The Hat Factory, Luton, 13th / 14th Sept 2006
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Bob Whitney
Produced by Malcolm Creese
Graphic design by Suzy Waller
Sleeve-notes by Spike Wells

ABCD 5021
© 2007 Audio-B Ltd

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SPIKE WELLS became a professional musician in 1968 when he was invited to join the Tubby Hayes quartet. He spent the next few years with Tubby, Humphrey Lyttelton's band and Ronnie Scott's sextet. He toured with Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Roland Kirk and backed many visiting American soloists as the house drummer at the Scott club. In 1973 Spike took up the law and became a solicitor. He continued playing however, working regularly in the 1980's with the Bobby Wellins Quartet and Peter King Quintet. In 1996 Spike was ordained as a priest. In addition to his trio with Gwilym and Malcolm, he is a member of the latest Bobby Wellins and Alan Barnes quartets and has been appearing with Liam Noble, Mark Edwards, Art Themen, Stan Tracey, Andrew Cleyndert and John Donaldson.

"It is my firm belief that, in improvised music, the thrill of listening lies in the players using their talents to play together as a group. This CD of Wells, Simcock and Creese is the epitome of what I love about the real thing. Harmonic and rhythmic invention from Gwilym, percussive solos and accompaniment from Spike and wonderful bass solos and counterpoint from Malcolm; this is a brilliant CD." Bobby Wellins

"I have had the privilege of playing with Spike Wells on many occasions and also one 'wild' night at London's Purcell Room with Gwilym and Malcolm! This CD, apart from the brilliance of the playing, just pours out a soulfulness and spirituality that reminds me of why I love music so much. The originals are inspired and honest, and each treatment of the other tunes sends you on a beautiful journey, culminating in Dear Lord And Father Of Mankind, which, frankly, is awe-inspiring. I genuinely have not been so moved for a long time." Lianne Carroll

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