Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Awarded 'Best British Vocalist' on more than one occasion, singer Liane Carroll has a 'deeply soulful' voice and a fearless approach to singing. 'Seaside' is a mix of original songs and covers broadly following a seashore theme, with sterling accompaniment comprising piano trio, guitar and brass. Liane brings a refreshing approach to Billie Holiday's 'I Cover The Waterfront', Kurt Weill's 'My Ship' and Nina Simone's 'Wild is the Wind', plus 'Almost Like Being In Love' - famous as the closing track to the blockbuster hit Groundhog Day. The title song, 'Seaside', was specially written for Liane by Joe Stilgoe which sees the singer return Liane's favour of guesting on his cover of Brian Wilson's 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times' from his latest album 'New Songs For Old Souls'. The album reunites Liane with multi-GRAMMY nominated producer and trumpeter James McMillan who worked on her previous two albums. Liane's rhythm section comprises Malcolm Edmonstone (piano), Mark Edwards (piano), Ian Thomas (drums) and Steve Pearce (bass) with guest musicians Rob Luft (guitar) and Andy Wood (brass). Liane Carroll is a multi award-winning jazz singer described by Jamie Cullum as 'one of the greatest singers we have in this country'. Her awards include 'Best British Vocalist' (BBC Jazz Awards, 2005 & 2013), 'Best Female Jazz Vocalist' (Ronnie Scott's Awards, 2007) and 'Best Jazz Album of the Year' (Parliamentary Jazz Awards, 2013). A popular live performer, Liane has headlined at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club for over two decades, as well as performing at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival with her trio in a headline performance broadcast to over 300,000 listeners on BBC Radio 3.
Audio Mixer: James McMillan .
Liner Note Author: Liane Carroll.
Recording information: Quiet Money Studios, Hastings, UK (04/06/2015-04/10/2015).