| AIN’T THIS COSY
A tribute to Peggy Lee
Geoff Eales Trio
black box BBJ2020
- I Love Being Here with You
- Black Coffee
- Why Don’t You Do Right
- He’s Just My Kind
- I’m A Woman
- Hey Look Me Over
- These Foolish Things
- So What’s New
- Sing a Rainbow
- Is That All there Is?
- I Don’t Want to Play in Your Yard.
Kate Dimbleby – Vocals
Geoff Eales – Piano
Roy Babbington – Bass
Mark Fletcher – Drums
I guess I must have been under a stone, but I must
confess that I had not heard of Kate Dimbleby before, but she is obviously
an experienced vocalist and her work with the excellent Geoff Eales
trio on this album is a joy. This has been a good month for me as far
as UK jazz vocalists are concerned, I have got to hear both Liz
Fletcher and Kate Dimbleby and they are both artistes that I would
like to hear more of.
The sleeve tells us that there were no written arrangements
and if that’s the case, the knowledge of both singer and pianist of
the Peggy Lee library is comprehensive. Roy Babbington and Mark Fletcher
provide the kind of support you would expect from two of Britain’s most
talented jazz musicians.
Peggy Lee was a fiercely independent lady, who knew
how she wanted to perform her songs and the backing she required. By
all accounts she was a very ‘sassy’ person if everything was not to
her liking. Somehow I think that if she were listening up there, she
would enjoy this quality album.
It is very difficult to comment on the music itself,
Peggy Lee was a one off, she only included songs in her repertoire that
she liked and she didn’t mind whether they came from the world of Jazz,
Pop, Show Songs or anywhere else. Every song was made to sound like
it was written for Peggy Lee.
What I would like to hear now is an album of songs
chosen by Kate Dimbleby. .