London Jazz News have just published an interview about the album and the launch. Many thanks to author Tamsin Collison.
The album launch for Everybody Says Don't features Rob Barron (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass), Sebastiaan de Krom (drums), Martin Shaw (trumpet) and Josephine Davies (sax).
Tuesday 16th Sep 2014, 8.00pm at St James Studio (12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA).
Book online at St James Studio or telephone 0844 264 2140.
Mark has been working with renowned musician and producer Geoff Gascoyne on a set of sophisticated reinterpretations of 20th century standards from writers as diverse as Cole Porter and Randy Newman. Geoff says, “Mark’s unaffected tone, warm sound and restrained emotionalism complement the arrangements beautifully.”
I love sleeve notes…
And gatefold sleeves and picture inner sleeves (even the ones that just had little black and white pictures of other LPs on – who knew what you might discover?). And lyric inserts. I even learned to love picture discs even though it somehow felt like the end of something pure and wonderful (how little we knew…)
You can now hear full versions of some of the tracks on Everybody Says Don’t at Reverbnation – including a new one, Slow Boat to China. Click below or on the menu bar link.
“Soulful and exuberant” (Time Out) vocalist Mark Jennett has been a regular on the London jazz scene for several years with appearances at Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex (“regulars lapped it up” – Evening Standard) and other leading venues. He has performed throughout the UK with his own trio, and makes appearances with a number of big band. He also performs regularly with fellow singer Carol Grimes.