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Swing The Club

Artist: James Pearson

Date of Release: 10/09/2009

Catalogue no: DDRCD009

Label: Diving Duck Recordings

Price: £10

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

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Caravan

9.17

2

 

Alone Together

8.22

3

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Lady Madonna

5.48

4

 

Here There And Everywhere

8.49

5

 

Cherokee

6.42

6

 

The Very Thought Of You

8.49

7

 

Lullaby Of The Leaves

6.26

8

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Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)

4.34

9

 

Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear

5.57

 

 

 

 

This is the long-awaited second album from The James Pearson Trio, and the first in their current incarnation as resident band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. As musical director at Ronnie Scott’s for the past 3 years, James Pearson has supported and performed with some of the greatest stars of the jazz world, and developed his own trio into a tight and incredibly energetic unit- as good to watch as well as listen to!

Recorded over 4 nights live at the club, the album typifies the make-up of one of their regular sets, and captures the verve and intensity that is a product of performing together on such a regular basis in the great environment of one of the world’s most famous and respected jazz clubs.

 

Reviews

 

01/11/2009 Peter Vacher, Jazzwise

As most will know, Pearson's trio is resident at Ronnie Scott's, hence the album's title, and very proficient they are. Burgess swings like the clappers on the opening "Caravan" as Pearson builds up tension with broken rhythms and manic tremolos, ahead of 'alone together' , taken in 3/4 time and coloured by his affection for the styles of Oscar Peterson and Monty Alexander. Each track is packed with incident, rhythmic, harmonic and melodic, the whole thing unfolding as a genuinely pleasurable experience. I've always been a sucker for piano trios and the level of invention and resource on offer places this amongst the best of its kind. Dagley is spot on and clearly Burgess is bidding for premiership status among todays bassists.

 

25/10/2009 Clive Davis, The Sunday Times

Diehards may not care for the cocktail ambience and crossover gigs at the new-look Ronnie Scott’s, but there’s no question the house band, led by James Pearson, upholds the old traditions. One of those multifaceted players capable of invoking everyone from George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson and Dudley Moore, Pearson is in shattering form on these sessions. Even a tune as overfamiliar as Cherokee comes up looking invigorated in a ferocious stop-time arrangement. Sam Burgess (bass) and Chris Dagley (drums) keep things boiling along. In a set full of contrast and colour, the Beatles tunes Lady Madonna and Here, There and Everywhere come close to stealing the show.

 

23/10/2009 thejazzbreakfast.wordpress.com

Want that Ronnie Scott’s feeling? Paint your walls a darker colour, cover them in black and white framed photos of the jazz greats, add some little red-shade lights on the tables (do they still have those?) and then stick this disc on the player.

Pianist James Pearson has been MD at Ronnie’s for the past three years and leads the house band with Sam Burgess on bass and Chris Dagley on drums – they play at least four nights of every week, and these recordings were made over four such nights in September last year.

It’s an eclectic mix from jazz classics like Caravan, Alone Together, Cherokee and Lullaby Of The Leaves to a couple of Lennon/McCartneys, Lady Madonna and Here, There And Everywhere, plus Brian Wilson’s Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder), with a witty little ender in Randy Newman’s Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear.

The band plays as you would expect – expertly but also so relaxed and full of fun. It’s why people go to clubs like Ronnie’s: to feel good. And this trio makes them feel just that.

 

18/10/2009 Dave Gelly, The Observer

One of an almost extinct species – resident band at a major jazz club – this trio have been appearing at Ronnie Scott's for three years, both in their own right and as accompanists to big jazz stars. These nine numbers, recorded live at the club, show what regular, concentrated playing together can do for three already outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they're a joy to listen to. Close your eyes and the ambient sound of glasses, cocktail shaker and subdued conversation will put you right there at a front-row table.

 

09/10/2009 Clive Davis, The Times

James Pearson’s house trio — heard to stunning effect on their new album, Swing the Club....
(from review of Elaine Delmar concert at Ronnie Scott's)

 

17/08/0009 Jack Massarick, The Evening Standard

His dazzling style encompasses Erroll Garner, JS Bach, Oscar Peterson, Dr John and almost anyone else.

 

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