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Friday, April 16, 2021

Album launch: Zoë Gilby - Aurora. Livestreamed from Gosforth Civic Theatre - April 16

Zoë Gilby (voice/lyrics); Noel Dennis (trumpet/flugel); Mark Williams (guitar); Andy Champion (bass); Russ Morgan (drums).

Technical hitches made for a delay but, once they were sorted out, the picture and the sound quality were excellent. Zoë looked good in a redish gown contrasting with her more casually attired sidekicks for this launch of an album celebrating the music of Tom Harrell with lyrics composed by Zoë herself.

(Photo by Ken Drew)
It's difficult for me to add to what I posted in my review of the album last Friday. Zoë's lyrics capture the mood of Tom Harrell's compositions and her distinctive delivery make this an important addition for anyone interested in Harrell's work. Her introduction to each piece gave further insight into the thinking behind the lyrics which, incidentally, were approved by Harrell and his wife Angela on the condition that different titles were used.
(Collage by Ken Drew)

Apart from Zoë's voice, Noel, Andy, Mark and Russ all made telling contributions with Noel in particular also capturing the mood of the great man. In fact, if Tom Harrell ever needs a dep...

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PS: This was a co-promotion by GCT and JNE.

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