voice & lyrics georgia mancio
piano & music alan broadbent
double bass oli hayhurst
drums & percussion dave ohm
produced by andrew cleyndert
“one of the most formidable songwriting partnerships of the 21st century” Jazz Views
“If we awarded stars to albums this one would rate a whole galaxy” Bebop Spoken Here
“An album of outstanding beauty and power” Jazzwise 4 **** Recommended
Songbook is the exquisite new album of originals Georgia has co-written with double Grammy award-winning pianist/composer/arranger Alan Broadbent (Natalie Cole, Charlie Haden, PaulMcCartney).
A haunting, hip and harmonious collection of stories within stories. Alan’s sophisticated melodies and peerless arranger’s ear find their perfect match in Georgia’s superbly crafted lyrics of both beauty and bite. Through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age; from bebop to brooding ballads and bossa novas: Songbook continues the lineage of the great jazz writing partnerships but thematically and musically looks to setting the new standards of the future with poise, passion and unmistakable personality.
This beautiful, groundbreaking album features bespoke illustrations by acclaimed artist, Simon Manfield, and was launched with a sell out headline show at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s.
|1.||The Journey Home||1.00|
|2.||The Last Goodbye||1.00|
|6.||One For Bud||1.00|
|7.||Hide Me From The Moonlight||1.00|
|9.||Close To The Moon||1.00|
|10.||Where The Soft Winds Blow||1.00|
|11.||Lullaby For MM||1.00|
“special” Kind of Jazz 4 ****
“There’s the sense of an hour standing still with this recording … such is its affecting dedication to craft – and certainly a highlight of 2017 so far” AP Reviews
“an exciting and sophisticated new partnership…superb” All About Jazz 4 1/2 ****
“rare to find a songwriting and performing partnership so well matched” The Observer 4****
“superb life-drawn lyrics [sung] with clarity and feeling” Sandy Brown Jazz
illustrations by simon manfield