“Hugely enjoyable” Jazzwise
“Sparkles with energy” AllAboutJazz.com
“Refreshingly original… a stand out performance” Jazz Rag
“A refreshingly unfussy style and a knack for telling a story” The Scotsman
“Wonderful, compelling listening” Anita Wardell
“Sideswipes the deluge of post Sinatra crooners” Ian Shaw
Thanks to everyone who came to see me, Robin Aspland, Geoff Gascoyne and David Dyson at Pizza Express Soho on 27th November. We had an unconscionable amount of fun.
There is one more bit of giggage before the hols - I'm doing Seasonal things with the John Ongom Big Band on 16th December. If you like your Christmas with horns check it out here.
I've been having a lot of fun playing these with Jon Hawkins and Geoff Castle on piano and Andy Hamilton on sax. A very civilised way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
If you like jazz and you like lunch (and who doesn't) there's more info here.
Kicking off with the adrenalized title track, taken from the Sondheim musical Anyone Can Whistle, this hugely enjoyable 14-track collection from vocalist Mark Jennett presents a mix of standards, show tunes and pop classics. From the syncopated electric piano riff that gently propels ‘Are You There (With Another Boy) forward, to the slinky, head-nodding take on ‘How Long Has This Been Going On’, to the pared down voice, bass and drums interpretation of ‘Oh, Look At Me Now’, Geoff Gascoyne’s arrangements are first rate.