Roy Powell

Roy Powell

born on 2/10/1965 in Langham, England, United Kingdom

Roy Powell

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Roy Powell (born 2 October 1965 in Langham, Rutland) is a British pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He first came to wider recognition when his first CD A Big Sky was released in 1994, the Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide 1997 calling it "extraordinarily accomplished". In addition to performing and recording with his own groups in Scandinavia, Germany, France and the UK (including many appearances at London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club), he has worked with many well-known musicians, including Anthony Braxton, Terje Rypdal, Art Farmer, Eddie Daniels, Arild Andersen, and Vince Mendoza. As of 2010 Powell has been moving his musical output to a more progressive Jazz inspired Rock style being active in the trio InterStatic, featuring Jacob Young and Jarle Vespestad, and Naked Truth, the Jazz-Rock / Ambient / Cosmic-Rock Quartet of Powell, Lorenzo Feliciati, Pat Mastelotto and Graham Haynes.On his latest album Mumpbeak Powell plays Hohner Clavinet through guitar effect pedals and amps to achieve new sonorities.[1]

His recordings have appeared in the Gramophone Jazz Good CD Guide, Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide, the Lord Discography, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, as well as jazz magazines in Europe, Japan and the United States. His composition "Bow Out" was adapted with a piece by David Bedford by the American choreographer Val Caniparoli to create the ballet piece "Bow Out", performed by ballet companies in Oakland, Richmond, Cincinnati and Florida.

Selected recordings

  • A Big Sky (Totemcd101)
  • Holus (Resonant Music RM4-2) with Terje Gewelt and Jarle Vespestad
  • North by Northwest (Nagel Heyer Records NH2013) featuring Arild Andersen
  • Solace (Nagel Heyer NH2036) with Terje Gewelt and Jarle Vespestad
  • Peak Experience Trio (Totemic Records 06-47N)
  • Anthony Braxton Composition No.175/No.126 (Leo 2006)
  • Rendezvous: Live in London (Nagel Heyer Records NH2075)
  • Napoli (Tapas Records Japan)
  • Anthem (PVY Records Corp.) with Jacob Young and Jarle Vespestad
  • Shizaru (RareNoise Records) with Cuong Vu, Lorenzo Feliciati and Pat Mastelotto
  • Holy Abyss (Cuniform Records) with Cuong Vu, Lorenzo Feliciati, Dan Weiss and Joel Harrison
  • InterStatic (RareNoise Records) with Jacob Young and Jarle Vespestad
  • Ouroboros (RareNoise Records) with Graham Haynes, Lorenzo Feliciati and Pat Mastelotto
  • Mumpbeak (RareNoise Records) with Bill Laswell Tony Levin Pat Mastelotto Shanir Blumenkrantz and Lorenzo Feliciati


  • "The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz Second Edition".. (2001). UK: OUP.
  • "Gramophone Jazz Good Cd Guide Second Edition".. (1998). UK: Music Sales Corp.

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