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Amazon Price. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Audible Download Audiobooks. DPReview Digital Photography. As a result, Wells would later insist that he never takes for granted that he can play or write music. I really had to work things out for myself. Besides composing, Wells also wanted to learn how to play music. Determined to master an instrument, Wells, who learned both piano and bass, put his own compositions aside to hit the club circuit in Glasgow.
At the time, he believed he needed to pay his dues before striking out on his own and joined a Shadows-influenced pub outfit called Contrast. Though frustrating career-wise, Wells admits that the process proved a learning experience. Some of that stuff sounded absolutely amazing — completely by accident, of course. After a while, Wells, gravitating more and more toward jazz, left the pub scene to pursue his own interests.
Eventually, Wells completed some arrangements that he thought were both intriguing and promising. He naively thought that other players on the scene, like Bobby Wishart, would also find them interesting.
Began playing in pubs in Glasgow, Scotland, s; formed the Bill Wells Octet, s; released debut album Live 93 — 94 on his own Loathsome Reels label, ; released the trio album Incorrect Practice, Addresses: Record company — Geographic Records.
Thus, Wells recruited players from the notoriously conservative Scottish jazz community to form early versions of the Bill Wells Octet. The first few times the group ran through a piece, the unpolished, free feel was exactly what Wells had anticipated. According to Wells, most of his music comes to him in his dreams, which he precisely transcribes when he wakes the next morning. During one fruitful period, according to Wells, music was coming to him at night three to four times a week.
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Retrieved 18 April Scottish Arts Council. Audio CD, 31 Mar. Special offers and product promotions Amazon Business : For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices. Create a free account. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated?Bill Wells (born c. ) is a Scottish bassist, pianist, guitarist and composer.. He is best known for his group the Bill Wells Octet, since the early s, but he has performed and recorded in a wide range of settings, including collaborations with The Pastels, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Future Pilot A.K.A., Lol Coxhill, Isobel Campbell, Barbara Morgenstern and recently Aidan Moffat.