When the intimacy of a jazz night crosses your path you are not allowed to decline the offer: It would simply be an offence to Music. If the jazz night means a live performance by London-based singer, writer and producer Emily Saunders, supported by her immensely talented band, all you can do is sit and listen… and wish the show would never come to an end.
Saunders presented her latest work, “Outsiders Insiders“, with a very intimate show immersed in the minimal elegance of St. James studio, a sort of modern, tinier, Ronnie Scott’s. Trumpeter Byron Wallen, pianist Steve Pringle, bassist Paul Michael and drummer George Hart joined Emily on stage to deliver a most enjoyable session of tracks from Saunders’ new album plus some tunes from her previous work.
The audience was soon enough transported into an atmosphere of swaying grooves and romantic melodic songs wrapped around Brazilian rhythms with Saunders displaying her ability as a rhythmically-inventive jazz vocalist at the highest order. Few album launches can afford such musicianship and high levels of classy entertainment.
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