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Friday, August 17, 2012

CD Review - Sector7: The EP

Sarah Ellen Hughes, Emma Smith, Kwabena Adjepong, Shaka Phillip (vcls); George Moore (pno); Tim Thornton (bs); Andy Chapman (dms).
(Review by Lance.)
What a delight! Vocal groups of this calibre are few and far between and, in this country, Sector 7 are probably unique.
The brainchild of Sarah Ellen Hughes, who arranged 4 of the 5 pieces, Sector 7 came together to act as a backing group for Ms Hughes who candidly admits she'd got together a group of singers who were better than her! I wouldn't necessarily go along with that modest assessment but certainly all four are of comparable standard and, most importantly, compatible.
Gershwin's But Not For Me and Chick Corea's Spain, are pure Lambert/Hendricks/Ross which is praise at the very highest level whilst Stevie Wonder's Super Woman, Silje Nergaard's Be Still My Heart and She's Like The Swallow - which is actually a rather beautiful Newfoundland folk song arranged by Kwabena Adjiepong - owe their allegiance to no one other than.the perps.
Only complaint is the EP length as opposed to CD - I wanted more - much more!
Fortunately, more will be heard live when the group do an 18 date tour starting at the Scarborough Jazz Festival on Sept. 30 and culminating at The Sage, Gateshead on Dec. 14.
Sector7: The EP available now - www.sector7.org.uk. www.saysorecords.com.
Lance.

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