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Cosburn, Dankworth, Gibbons, Herber, Jungr, Kerr, Shaw, Tobin: The Music of BB Cooper: Featuring the Best in British Vocal Jazz
by Elliott Simon
Featuring eight of Britain's best jazz vocalists, British composer BB Cooper has chosen to collaborate with vocalist/producer Ian Shaw to create a veritable jukebox of her songs. Shaw, who co-hosted this year's BBC jazz awards while also winning best male vocalist, is much in evidence. He not only produced the session and did all the arrangements, but also sits in on piano, Fender and organ and does vocal honors on the touching string-accompanied ballad How Late It Is". Newcomer Polly ...read more