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From The Very Start

Artist: Sue Rivers

Date of Release: 25/10/2010

Catalogue no: 1919

Label: Rivers

Price: £10

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

You’d be so nice to come home to

3.56

2

 

Les Feuilles Mortes

2.41

3

 

Nature Boy

4.34

4

 

Love Dance

5.12

5

 

Comes Love

4.32

6

 

Close as pages in a book

4.34

7

 

Pete

3.08

8

 

Ghost of a chance

4.12

9

 

One note samba

4.08

10

 

Never let me go

3.24

11

 

We'll be together again

4.09

12

 

Save your love for me

4.21

13

 

Alone together

3.22

 

 

 

 

A relaxing and romantic selection of well and lesser-known jazz standards. This unforgettable recording features a fine band of nusicians: Sue Rivers on vocals, Jo Fooks (sax), Jim Treweek (piano), Pete Ringrose (bass) and Buster Birch (drums).

 

Reviews

 

20/12/2010 Arthur Prosser, Kent Jazznews

There are many girl singers on the scene today all sounding and even looking alike; each hyped as another Ella, Sarah or Lady Day. It is therefore refreshing to come upon a vocalist like Sue Rivers who has a style and personality all her own. At times she does have the husky delivery of Peggy Lee, but all the while having a highly distinctive tone that seems to make each song a personal statement.

The twelve tracks on this album range from finger-snapping swingers like You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, to intimate late-night smoochies such as Close As Pages In A Book. There is an intriguing bonus track - Alone Together, which has Sue Rivers accompanying herself on flute and with Pete Ringrose on piano, bass and trumpet!! Fascinating.

To describe the musicians on this album as a backing group is to do them an injustice. Jo Fooks (tenor sax), Jim Treweek (piano), Pete Ringrose (bass) and Buster Birch (drums) are an integral part of the music. Fooks' playing complements Rivers' singing perfectly, sounding a little like Lester Young and --- dare I say this --- even a bit Websterish? The late Humphrey Lyttleton once said of Sue Rivers: "I could easily sit through an evening of that." Now you can too.

 

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