Trudy Kerr & Ingrid James - Reunion

Trudy Kerr & Ingrid James - Reunion CD
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"Trudy Kerr's ninth album presents a very special pairing with her old friend from OZ, fellow jazz singer Ingrid James. With a terrific song list that ranges from Jon Hendricks' rambunctious version of 'This Could be the start of Something Big' to a swinging waltz-time take on chick Corea's 'You're Everything' to a Carole King's 'Way Over Yonder/So Far Away' the duo rekindle their erstwhile musical partnership with empathy, exuberance and imagination. The pair negotiate the tricky syncopations of Bob Dorough's 'Baby you Should Know it' and the angularity of 'A Little Crazy' (after Bud Powell's 'Un Poco Loco') with such unbelievable precision that it would be impossible to blow smoke between their respective melodic lines. Other standouts include a delightfully fluid account of Ann Hampton Calloway's 'Finding Beauty' and a captivating 'Art Deco', featuring words by Sheila Jordan music by Don Cherry".  (Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine Sept 2010)

"Two Australian jazz singers Ingrid James and Trudy Kerr, who formerly sang together in Brisbane 20 years ago - One moved to London in the 90's, studied at Guildhall and now has 9 recordings to date on the Jazzizit label (Trudy) and hailed as 'one of the UK's most polished singers' by The Times - the other, Ingrid, an Award - winning jazz vocalist and educator in Queensland described by Sydney Morning Herald as a "fearless and gifted Jazz singer", stayed in Brisbane, studied at The Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has 6 recordings to date. A "REUNION" album was a long, cherished ambition for the 2 jazz singers based on opposite sides of the planet and finally it was realised with a recording made over 2 days in London in July 2009. With a superb UK rhythm section Tom Cawley (piano), Geoff, Gascoyne (bass) & Seb de Krom(drums), Anita Wardell says: "Reunion" brings vocalists Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James together, displaying an exceptional balance of interpretation and musicianship. They deliver an eclectic selection of jazz, Latin and folk songs by composers such as Chick Corea, Bob Dorough, Baden Powell and Carole King. With a fresh approach, they bring new life to the songs and sing together, as a duet should be sung yet each of them having room to shine. A CD you'll want to revisit again and again. I love it!"  Anita Wardell, British Jazz Award Winner 2013 for Best Vocalist.

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Released: 2012
Duration: 51:44min