Everybody Says Don't
Mark Jennett’s new album Everybody Says Don't has received fantastic reviews.
Produced by Geoff Gascoyne, the album features sophisticated reinterpretations of 20th century standards from writers as diverse as Cole Porter and Randy Newman.
Jazzwise called it “hugely enjoyable” and Jazz Rag described it as “refreshingly original – a standout performance”. Broadway.com says Mark “sounds like he’s living in the skin of each song”.
Sax Appeal - Funkerdeen - Review
Latest 4 star review in the Observer
“From all points of view – virtuosity, tonal variety, togetherness and sheer energy – this band is unique. Six saxophones and a rhythm section, it is led by the benignly hyperactive Derek Nash, who not only plays here, but composed all nine pieces on the album and runs the studio where it was recorded. When you have some of the sharpest players on the London scene you must show them off, which he does, but his tunes are catchy too, especially the title track. Jules Holland raises a riot, guesting on the irresistibly cheerful Sticky Finger Boogie.”
Trudy Kerr's forthcoming new release - Contemplation
Trudy has released a total of ten outstanding Cds to date. All have featured some fabulous musicians including Georgie Fame, Bob Dororugh, Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Acker Bilk and Guy Barker to name a few. This compilation showcases Trudy's versatility as a singer... her beautiful ballad interpretations, her musicality when singing Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan lines, and her accuracy when singing fast vocalese on Coltrane's "Moment's Notice". There are also some highly original compositions, so keep a look out for this superb new release on Jazzizit.
Jamie Cullum tracks from the vaults go global
The three un-released tracks from 2001 from the session for Geoff Gascoyne's "Songs of the Summer" CD which features a fresh faced, un-signed Jamie Cullum have now been released worldwide. "I Won't Grow Up" a delightful song from Peter Pan is one of them, a big favourite of Geoff's. These are only available to download so take a visit to itunes.
Trudy Kerr's Chet Baker Project at the Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Here is a rare chance to see Trudy Kerr perform her celebrated tribute to Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan. The band will feature Dick Pearce on trumpet and Derek Nash on Baritone with Geoff Gascoyne on bass, Seb de Krom on drums and Tom Cawley on piano.
So put the date in your diary - Monday 29th September. To book tickets go to www.pizzaexpresslive.com
Geoff Gascoyne - producer
Geoff has been working hard in his home studio over the past year on several projects. The new Jazzizit Release by Mark Jennett, "Everybody says Don't", is his latest offering, but to check out more of his producing work take a listen to "Possibilities" a CD by young Australian Josh Kyle that fuses jazz, RnB, and electronic dance music. There is also the joint project with wife Trudy Kerr called "The Rhythm of Life", an album of exciting new songs as well as some lesser known gems.