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Sunday Jazz – Clare Teal

The brilliant Clare Teal has just released what might just be her best album yet, titled “Hey Ho” the album pays tribute some some great British Songwriters both old and new.

Her torch song conversions of Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars and Moloko’s Sing It Back will doubtless grab the attention, but most impressive is the Tom Jones classic It’s Not Unusual transformed into a summery bossa nova.

“Chasing Cars” – Clare Teal

“Hey Ho” has been conceived and compiled thoughtfully, with a dash of inspirational boldness, to celebrate great British song writing, dusting the numbers with the lightest of jazz touches in the process.

How Noel Coward or Ivor Novello, let alone W. B. Yeats (present courtesy of Herbert Hughes’ setting of his poem, “Down by the Sally Gardens”) would have felt rubbing shoulders with Annie Lennox, Snow Patrol or Moloko is anybody’s guess.

All that matters is that here, Teal and her collaborators have identified the common threads that
run through some of their most lovedsongs and come up with a musical tapestry that does them all proud.

To buy the music of Clare Teal click HERE.

This is from the “Get Happy” album.

May 15, 2011 Posted by | Cover Stories, Jazz Vocal, New Music, New Releases, Video | | 2 Comments


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