Simcock & Goloubev

ACT, 2015

Gwilym Simcock piano
Yuri Goloubev bass

Recorded at Schloss Elmau


Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast

“If there were a knife edge between jazz and classical music, then this whole album dances upon it like a high wire act of immeasurable daring. But, of course, it’s more like a rich shared, overlapping land of high peaks and deep valleys, and Simcock and Goloubev, like Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli in their just finished TV series Italy Unpacked, are our generous and adventurous guides.”

Tom Mooney, Wexford Echo

“Reverie at Schloss Elmau is extraordinary”


“It’s a masterclass in duet playing and a pensively pleasurable exploration of the points at which the jazz and classical worlds meet.”

Mike Hobart , FT ****

“The pairing of UK pianist Gwilym Simcock and Russian double-bassist Yuri Goloubev was something of a masterstroke”

Cormac Larkin, Irish Times ****

“… artfully blurs the lines between the written and the improvised, creating a sui generis music that sparkles with instrumental élan even as it tugs at the heartstrings”

John Fordham, The Guardian ****

“Duo Art shimmers and dances with European art-music references, which surface in the elegant themes, the liquid movement of Simcock’s improv phrasing, and Goloubev’s astonishingly light-touch lyricism and cello-like purity.”

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