One of the great joys of this year has not only been the release of the Chris Ingham Quartet's Hoagy CD
(which, much to our surprise and delight, garnered many good reviews) but also experiencing the delight of many appreciative audiences as we've taken Hoagy Carmichael's
wonderful music around jazz clubs and theatres.
Well, this Sunday, Clive Davis
very kindly included us in the list of the 10 top Jazz CDs of the year (see photo on right).
Chris began this project with no intention for us to record it but simply to put together a good one-off show for the Bury St Edmunds Festival last year. We had such a good time on that date that we all felt it was worth putting the time and effort in to getting it recorded.
Along the way we were all, once again, captivated by Hoagy's truly great songwriting skills. How lucky we are to have people like him show up every now and then in our world.
If you'd like to hear a few samples from the CD and, perhaps, even get a copy yourself just click on the link below. And below that link I've posted a few photos from the soundcheck before our recent appearance at the Bulls Head, Barnes.
|Chris Ingham — piano and vocals|
|Chris Ingham (l.) and Paul Higgs on iPhone (r.)|
|Paul Higgs, now on trumpet!|
|George Double (our current drummer) and myself on bass|