I'LL TAKE ROMANCE
Just a few words
Recording this collection of songs with these wonderful musicians was a very pleasurable experience. Even when the 'red light' was on and tape was "rolling" as I looked around the studio I saw Nikki or Tristan smiling back at me. Those two days of music-making are, in my opinion, honestly reflected in the 'feel good' atmosphere the title track suggests. There is a sense of run and swing which is so very much pan of this music - and quite irresistible to me.
Thanks to Linn Records, you are listening to this session. It has been great to be associated with such professionals - musicians like Nikki, Robin, Alee, Tristan and especially Scott belong to a pretty unique section of society - creative improvisers, enhancing everything they are given to play. Thank you so very much, chaps.
Thanks also to my manager David Jacobs, who has been my friend and supporter for many years now and to some wonderful fans, who have been patiently awaiting this CD since Scott and I first talked about it ages ago.
A special thank you goes to my family - my Dad 'Harry' - you are the greatest! My mum Daphne, who had a fabulous voice. Viv, my sister, whose humour has lightened many a dark hour. Ben and Gemma, my children are truly my brightest stars.
Finally, thank you for listening.
See you soon.
Tina May vocals|
Scott Hamilton tenor saxophone
Nikki Iles piano
Robin Aspland piano|
Alec Dankworth bass
Tristan Mailliot drums
1. I'LL TAKE ROMANCE|
composed O Hammerstein / published Bourne Co
2. I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
composed I & G Gershwin / published Warner Chappell North America
3. HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
puplished I & G Gershwin / published Warner Chappell North America
4. COME FLY WITH ME
composed J Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn / published Warner Chappell North America 50%,
International Music Network 50%
5. SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
composed H Warren. A Dubin / published B Feldman & Co
6. TONIGHT I SHALL SLEEP
composed Duke Ellington, E Gordon / published Jewel Music Publishing Co Ltd
7. TRUST IN ME
composed Sherman & Sherman / published Warner Chapell Artemis Music
8. NOBODY ELSE BUT ME
composed J Kern, O Hammerstein / published Universal Music Publishing Ltd
9. I DO IT FOR YOUR LOVE
composed P Simon / published Warner Chappell North America
10. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
composed H Warren, A Dubin / published B Feldman & Co
11. QUIETLY THERE
composed J Mandel, M Ames / published Warner Chappell North America
Nikki Iles plays on tracks 2,4,5,6,9,10.
These tracks arranged by Tina & Nikki except for track 10 arranged by Peter Churchill
Robin Aspland plays on tracks 1,3,7,8,11.
These tracks arranged by Tina & Robin.
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