solo piano

 
 

"A beautiful collection of melodically driven solo piano pieces - each one starting down a path that you think you know the end of, but then twisting into new and unexpected areas. Subtle voicings and elegant turns of phrase make this EP a really absorbing listen." 

- Kit Downes (Mercury Award nominee 2010)

 

"It's some of the best solo piano I've heard in ages...it's really affecting and has such depth, with the dramatic so effectively balanced with the poetic, the patient, the observant, the feeling. I wish there were five more pieces" 

- Dr Timothy Stevens (APRA award winner 2011)

 

"Morley’s classically honed technique and lightness of touch is immediately apparent, but there’s a rhythmic rigour and vigour about the music too."

- Ian Mann (The Jazz Mann 24/05/17)

 

"Morley's style is suffused in Jazz and references the Impressionists, revealing new depths on each encounter." 

- Colin Clarke (International Piano Magazine July 2017)

 

Meg Morley recorded her debut solo piano EP Through the Hours in London on a beautiful Steinway Model D, at Master Chord Studio, January 2017. The original compositions featured were inspired by her time living in London and draw upon her training as both a classical and an improvising pianist. The pianism ranges from poetic to powerful and displays virtuosic moments within an improvisatory style that utilises the harmonic voicings and sensibilities of contemporary jazz. A broad emotional palette and an array of tonal colour are used throughout the EP, and the title track evokes a haunting sketch of a famous London landmark. 

The EP was well-received after being released in March 2017, and successfully launched on June 7 at London's 1901 Arts Club. Another recording then shortly followed: the Meg Morley Trio, formed in April 2017, released their debut album, Can't Get Started, in July 2017.