The now departed Duncan Lamont commissioned a new album of his songs from Tina May and James Pearson. Sadly Duncan passed away before he got to perform them.But instead of dropping the idea, his family demanded Tina and James proceed to make it a final sign off to Duncan.
They have done it. Tonight’s concerts provide an opportunity to drench yourselves in Duncan’s new songs with their imaginative, witty and emotional lyrics and sensitive stylish swinging music
Tina is recognised as an outstanding interpreter of Duncan’s music. Her engaging personality, coupled with her ability to bend the notes, with her distinctive original phrasing and improvisations, ensures her concerts never cease to surprise and amaze.
Here’s Tina singing Duncan Lamont’s “Where Were You In April”. Just lovely .
James, the music director of Ronnie Scott’s, is one of the UKs greatest pianists, whether as a soloist, where his impressions of Oscar Peterson are must go to ; or with other pianists in London’s 2 pianos festival; or as an ace accompanist to many wonderful singers in the Jazz Divas series.
Here’s James Pearson’s magical piano playing at Ronnie Scott’s.
JBGB Events are enthusiastic promoters the new album launch
And thrilled to be doing it at the re opening of London’s greatest Cabaret jazz venue Crazy Coqs
“Duncan’s songs are great and you won’t get a better cabaret duo than Tina and James” – The Hoste of Jazz.
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