‘World-class‘ David Mossman, The Vortex Jazz Club, London
‘A first-rate set’ Clive Davis, The Sunday Times Magazine CD Review
‘Exquisitely textured arrangements…such a compelling interpreter of a lyric’ January Jazz Journal Interview by Trevor Hodgett
Watch the video EPK for Songs From The Floating World
Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and even the Beatles all drew inspiration from the freewheeling style of Jack Kerouac and the 1950s Greenwich Village ‘Beat Poets’. This show features their songs alongside some of the super-hip jazz of the era. Sarah, Trudy, Simon and Geoff have all worked closely with 94 year old Bob Dorough and the late, great Fran Landesman, two key figures on the 1950s New York scene. Their witty, razor-sharp lyrics are featured together with the elegant vocalese of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and vividly evoke the cool, stylish world of Mad Men, hipsters and beatniks.
The Beat Goespremiered at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 and will next be performed at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on Saturday lunchtime 1oth February.