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London Jazz Festival 2009: Jazz Voice

The opening celebration of the London Jazz Festival focuses on a century of jazz song with Guy Barker's London Jazz Festival Orchestra and an array of leading vocalists.

From the Barbican Hall, London. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Actor Denis Lawson hosts the opening celebration of the 2009 London Jazz Festival, which focuses on a century of song. The programme draws on significant anniversaries of jazz songs, films, singers and songwriters down the decades.

The specially assembled London Jazz Festival Orchestra under Guy Barker showcases new arrangements, highlighting the enduring popularity of these numbers as well as the vocal skills of an array of leading vocalists, including Cibelle, Kirsty Almeida, Krystle Warren, Kurt Elling, Natalie Merchant, Natalie Williams, Roachford, Sarah Jane Morris and Sheila Jordan.

Spinning Wheel
Roachford (vocals)
Dur: 6m50s

I let a song go out of my heart by Duke Ellington
Krystle Warren (vocals)
Dur: 3m37s

Temptation by Tom Waits
Kirsty Almeida (vocals)
Dur: 4m49s

She Devil by Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant (vocals)
Dur: 6m36s

Caravan by Juan Tizol
Ernie Watts (solo sax)
Dur: 5m50s

Goodnight God Bless by Sarah Jane Morris
(arranged by Ayanna Witter Johnson)
Sarah Jane Morris (vocals)
Dur: 3m37s

Daydream by Billy Strayhorn
Kurt Elling (vocals)
Dur: 5m55s

Good Morning Heartache
by Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake and Dan Fisher
Sheila Jordan (vocals)
Dur: 5m30s

Son of a Preacher Man by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins
Natalie Williams (vocals)
Dur: 5m23s


1959 Medley Instrumental, arr Guy Barker:
So What (on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue)
Giant Steps (album recorded by John Coltrane in 1959 although not released until 1960)
Lonely Woman (on Ornette Coleman's Shape of Jazz to Come)
Blue Rondo a la Turk (on Dave Brubeck's Time Out album)
Better Get It In Your Soul (on Charlie Mingus' Mingus Ah Um)
Dur: 11m48s

Cry Me a River by Arthur Hamilton
Natalie Williams (vocals)
Dur: 5m57s

Baltimore Oriole by Hoagy Carmichael
Sheila Jordan (vocals)
Dur: 5m35s

Circles by Krystle Warren (arranged by Jason Yarde)
Krystle Warren (vocals)
Dur: 4m52s

Betrayal Sarah by Sarah Jane Morris
Sarah Jane Morris (vocals)
Dur: 5m45s

Come Rain or Come Shine by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Roachford (vocals)
Dur: 4m24s

Boys in the Backroom by Frank Loesser and Frederick Hollander
Natalie Merchant (vocals)
Dur: 3m42s

Mamae Coragem by Caetano Veloso
Cibelle (vocals)
Dur: 5m30s

I Like the Sunrise by Duke Ellington
Kurt Elling (vocals)
Dur: 7m10s

Uptight by Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby & Stevie Wonder
Roachford (vocals)
Dur: 3m01s

All music arranged by Guy Barker unless otherwise credited.

2 hours, 15 minutes


  • Tue 17 Nov 2009 19:00