Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson keep the torch burning for Emily with their continued Emily Remembered performances with a stop at the London Jazz Festival 2014 for a lovely gig supporting the great vocalist, Norma Winstone and her trio. Find further details by visiting blowthefuse.com
Since emerging on the London jazz scene in 1966 with an engagement at Ronnie Scott’s Club opposite Roland Kirk, Norma Winstone has worked with many of the innovators on the British and European scene. “One of the glories of contemporary jazz” (Jazz Journal) – Her unique voice could be said to define an entire era of British and European Jazz, from re-inventions of The Great American Songbook to more abstract excursions into vocal timbre. She recorded five albums for the iconic German record label ECM with the group Azimuth, with John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler. Her own album for ECM, Somewhere Called Home with John Taylor and saxophonist/clarinettist Tony Coe, has become a classic vocal album, and her latest album Dance without Answer was released on ECM in 2013. “Right now she is at the peak of her form; there is no jazz singer in the country to touch her.” (The Times) This concert features Nikki Iles on piano and Mark Lockheart on saxophone. Support comes from Emily Remembered featuring Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson on guitar, with guest vocal Sarah P. Invoking the spirit of the late great New York jazz guitarist Emily Remler,their two distinctive voices on the guitar create an intimate sound performing swing, bossa and bop arranged and written by Remler, as well as their own compositions and jazz standards.