Howe Gelb Announces Support for UK / Ireland Tour

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Howe Gelb Piano Trio
Announce Special Guest Lonna Kelley

UK/Ireland Live Dates May 2017

Howe Gelb ‘Impossible Thing’ audio:

European Tour Dates

06 May – CH – Zurich – El Lokal
07 May – CH – Bern – Dachstock
08 May – DE – Stuttgart – Theaterhaus
09 May – DE – Dresden – Jazzclub Tonne
10 May – DE – Berlin – Quasimodo
11 May – BE – Liege – Jazz Festival
13 May – UK – London – Café Oto
16 May – IE – Dublin – Whelans
17 May – NL – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Cloud Nine)
18 May – CH – Basel – Parterre
19 May – FR – Paris – Petit Bain
20 May – AT – Vienna – Porgy & Bess
31 May – NO – Bergen – Natjazz Festival at USF Verftet

Following the release of Howe Gelb’s latest album ‘Future Standards’ and a European tour late last year, the Howe Gelb Piano Trio will be heading back to Europe for an extensive tour with special guest Lonna Kelley and support from Naim Amor on selected dates.

For those celebrated guys who hit on the standards – Monk, Cohen, Bacharach, even Merle Haggard, Howe Gelb is creating new tunes with cathartic one-liners and malleable melodies that suggest any singer could interpret these dozen American piano ballads and take his offbeat worldview and make it their own. Who wouldn’t want to begin the beguine with the line “World peace declared, no problem spared…”?

These are ‘Future Standards’ by The Howe Gelb Piano Trio, taking an outsider view of early gospel and rhythm and blues both part of the American musical socialization that he touched on with 2006’s ‘Sno Angel’. Now he’s on a jazz-tinged trip, bending the genre, taking it back to his shack, giving an innovative fine tune in the lean-to garage.

“A highly welcome new detour” Uncut – Album Of The Month

“A pleasingly consistent collection of songs” Record Collector

“The great Arizona surrealist transforms himself into an alternate world version of Frank Sinatra, singing his own brand of saloon songs suitable for a late night and a glass of good bourbon… thoroughly enjoyable” Allmusic

‘Future Standards’ is out now on Fire Records.