A great evening of vocal jazz by British songwriters from the jazz era to the present day.
Carroll Thompson and Freddie Benedict front this swinging tribute to British songwriters past and present, launching the album ‘British Standard Time’ with Alex Webb (piano), Mikele Montoli (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).
‘Absolutely brilliant! I have had the privilege to review some good albums this year and this is right up there with the very best’ – Simplyjazztalk.blog
‘British songwriters rule the world’ – The Guardian.
‘British Standard Time’ is a unique jazz project in which pianist/arranger Alex Webb presents an evening of British songwriting at its best, with some of the top jazz vocalists in the UK. From the jazz-era masters Ray Noble and Eric Maschwitz to music theatre writers like Antony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and Lionel Bart, from the pop giants Lennon & McCartney to Elvis Costello and Amy Winehouse, Webb mines a rich seam of material and present it in a cool, contemporary jazz format.