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Jazz, Vocal Jazz
June 3, 2016

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Alex Webb has recorded a stunning set of originals with a cracking band and an international cast of top jazz vocalists: Liane Carroll, Cherise Coryna, Alexia Gardner, Allan Harris, Jo Harrop, David McAlmont, China Moses, Sandra Nkaké, Vimala Rowe, Alexander Stewart and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Thirteen new songs performed by an international cast of vocalists, supported by Denys Baptiste, Nathaniel Facey, Freddie Gavita, Winston Rollins, Sue Richardson, Jo Caleb, Miles Danso, Alex Davis, Andy Chapman, Sophie Alloway and Andres Ticino; produced by Andrew Cleyndert.

"Original songs by Alex Webb both lyrically and musically nail the times." - Womanaroundtown.com

"A strong penchant for a fine melody and catchy lyric." - Blues & Soul

"Webb plays the piano as nimbly as Fred Astaire dances." - Theeasy.com

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"(4 stars) Alex Webb is one of the British jazz scene's great and good...though it's golden age jazz, it all manages to be quirkily contemporary – and a remarkable talent-spotting coup into the bargain."

The Guardian, (John Fordham), June 2, 2016

"(4 stars) An extremely classy calling card for his songwriting talents, pianist Alex Webb's first album under his own name has clearly been worth the wait. Featuring sterling arrangements, an array of outstanding vocalists, and any amount of fine solos."

Jazzwise, (Peter Quinn), June 2016

"(4 stars) Webb has crafted an album of 13 original songs that sound like standards, with no fewer than eleven of today's finest jazz vocalists singing tunes that feel tailor made for them...what's not to like?"

Evening Standard, (Jane Cornwell), June 10, 2016

"(4 stars) It's an extremely classy piece of work. All of the vocalists perform superbly and they are well supported by a strong cast of instrumentalists...what sets this album apart is the quality of Webb's writing and arranging. His songs are bright, witty and intelligent but also emotionally involving when they need to be."

The Jazz Mann, (Ian Mann), June 3, 2016

"I expected this CD to be wonderful and I wasn't disappointed. It could well be my CD of the year...Call Me Lucky consists of his well-crafted original songs with a jazz sensibility, songs which have up to now only been performed live. So Webb gathered first class vocalists around him and committed the songs to CD."

Bebop Spoken Here, (Ann Alex), July 7, 2016

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Key Value
Catalogue number SPR017CD
Barcode 5060211503108
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 48g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 6mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-01 It's Your Move 03:02
2. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-02 Winters 03:02
3. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-03 Me And My Crazy Ideas 03:02
4. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-04 Bad Girls (Need Love Too) 03:02
5. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-05 As If 03:02
6. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-06 Call Me Lucky 03:02
7. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-07 Infatuation 03:02
8. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-08 Open The Windows (Tudo Bem) 03:02
9. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-09 Nothing But A Blues 03:02
10. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-10 Enough 03:02
11. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-11 Low Low Places (Parts I & II) 03:02
12. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-12 End Of The Affair 03:02
13. http://www.images.properonline.co.uk/Samples/5/50/506/5060211503108/5060211503108-01-13 Words I Never Spoke 03:02