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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ruth Lambert & Friends - an Intimate Soirée at the Side Café

Ruth Lambert (vcl), Graeme Wilson (ten/sop), Paul Edis (pno), Neil Harland (bs), Tim Johnstone (dms). "It Could Happen to You" and it would have done if you had been one of the fortunate few to hear Ruth interpret Jimmy Van Heusen's classic song at the Side Café tonight.
A near faultless performance from her ever expanding repertoire that continued through "Angel Eyes", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan" (by Washington, Young and Crosby), "Falling in Love With Love", "How High The Moon", "I Should Care", "Almost Like Being in Love", "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You", Kern's "I'm Old Fashioned" and his masterpiece, "The Way You Look Tonight", to finish. There were, of course others but these were the ones that hit me the hardest.
Ruth was in splendid voice whilst "her friends" did the business both solowise and in support. Paul, Neil, Graeme & Tim effortlessly cross the stylistic boundaries of the various settings in which they appear.
Why the room wasn't crowded, I don't know. Perhaps a new venue might revive things.
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable. Shame the Side attendances have fallen away a bit lately - it's a smashing little venue and deserves full support.
Something rather special has been happening there since it started up. Come on jazz fans - time to get away from that reclining armchair!
Ghost of a chance - our man Victor Young again.
Roly

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance

Another great performance from Ruth and the boys. I can't wait for the new CD to come out !

Russell

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