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Piano Divas

Piano Divas by Wendy Kirkland buy album

Wendy Kirkland

Label: Blue Quaver
Released: 2017
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Track Listing

Come Dance With Me - Bahia - Slow Boat To China - Some Other Time - Hey Good Lookin - It's Not Unusual - Be Nice - Samba Chica - Don't Worry Be Happy - Cheek To Cheek - My Baby Just Cares For Me - Meet Me Midnight -

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Additional Personnel / Information

Wendy Kirkland: piano and voice Pat Sprakes: guitar Paul Jefferies: double bass Stevie Smith: drums

Album Description

The album features the talents of Wendy Kirkland, well known in the Midlands, North and beyond as a brilliant talent on piano and additionally an excellent singer. The idea of a show featuring the work of pianist singers such as Nina Simone, Eliane Elias, Diana Krall, Blossom Dearie came from the meeting of minds of the band members; but who could produce such a performance? There are few pianists in jazz today that can step up to the mark of singing whilst playing and rather than simply accompanying themselves, can exhibit superb technical and harmonic ability at the piano. Wendy Kirkland is that pianist singer. Joined by the superb guitar talents of Pat Sprakes who was asked by Darius Brubeck to join his band on tour in Nottingham; Paul Jefferies who is a founder member of Gypsy Fire and Ben Holder Quartet; Stevie Smith who is a consummate professional drummer who has drummed with Blur on their iconic 90s tours. Between them they have performed with jazz luminaries including Jim Mullen, Bobby Shew, Dave O' Higgins, Jean Toussaint, Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, The Matthew Herbert Big Band, Tony Kofi, Nigel Price, Phil Robson.


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