"an inspiration and a challenge for me to carry on in the avenues that you [Noble] have opened"– Dave Brubeck
This jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator isfrom London, studied music at Oxford University and jazz at The Guildhall school of Music in London. Beginning his reputation of note playing with artists like Stan Sulzmann, Anita Wardell, John Stephens and Harry Beckett, Noble released his first solo album in 1994 which contained a mix of standards, originals and improvisations, a mixture that has characterized his music ever since.
Throughout his rich career, Noble’s compositional eye for structure and versatility as an artist has allowed him to explore longer compositional forms and unorthodox improvisational structures in the 2001 record “In the Meantime” as well as marking a new foray into electronica in 2002 in a commission from Birmingham Jazz based on Japanese Death Poetry. He has released 2 albums with free improv trio “Sleepthief” (2008,20011) and gained further acclaim with the Bobby Wellins Quartet on the 2009 CD “BRUBECK”, gaining an almost unprecedented 5 star review in The Guardian.
Other artists Noble has performed and recorded with include Phil Robson, Drew Gress, Tom Rainey, Christine Tobin, Paul Clarvis and Julian Siegel as well as Mary Halverson, Marc Ducret, Mat Maneri, Evan Parker, Okkyung Lee and Peter Evans. His trio with Chris Bachelor and Shabaka Hutchings also received venerable recognition.
“Noble’s first solo record for 20 years is virtuosic and inventively programmed, yet also reflective and elegant.” - The Telegraph
Having just released his second solo album “A Room Somewhere” this time last year, we are delighted to celebrate its success with this solo performance.