"swaggering, infectious energy"
- John Fordham, The Guardian
"If you’re looking for a statement of all the most exciting features of British instrumental jazz, this is the place to start."
- Matthew Wright, The Arts Desk
Bass player Huw V Williams, a Londoner by way of Bangor, North Wales is one of the most exciting new arrivals on the jazz and improvised music scene in the last five years. Huw has been associated with the best practitioners of the international avant-garde music scene including Jim Black, Huw Warren, Jeff Williams, John O’Gallagher, Peter Van Huffel and Ivo Neame. He has also collaborated with the contemporary generation including Devin Gray, George Crowley, Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin.
As well as working in others’ projects, Huw is a prolific composer and band leader. HON was his debut release in 2016 which had exceptional reviews from Jazzwise, The Telegraph and The Arts Desk, “swaggering, infectious energy” - John Fordham, The Guardian. Huw’s next release is a trio with prestigious London saxophonist George Crowley and rising New Yorker Devin Gray on drums. The music is composed specifically for this trio using varied techniques such as collective improvisation.
Since moving to London in 2013, Williams has been an exciting presence in the city’s progressive jazz scene. He bought his unique intensity on the double bass to projects such as the Michael De Souza Trio, Alam Nathoo’s Cerberus Distracted and Ivo Neame’s Quintet.