Sun 01 Mar – SUE RICHARDSON (trp & voc) will be returning to Jazznights on Sunday 1st March at the The Cock Inn, Clare as part of her Too Cool tour of 2015. Playing with the Roger Odell Trio and vocals from Larraine Odell

Sue’s special show features Chet Baker’s most famous standards, his own compositions and works inspired by his life. As well as performing some of the songs forever associated Su Richardson chet-web-image with Chet and his sublime solos Sue has uncovered great songs written by him. There is also new material written by Sue.

A special show featuring Chet’s most famous standards, his own compositions and works inspired by his life. As well as performing some of the songs forever associated with Chet and his sublime solos Sue has uncovered great songs written by him. There is also new material, written by Sue, including works inspired by Chet Baker’s life away from music.

Weaving through the music are anecdotes about Chet, whose sweet music was such a contrast to his troubled life. Actress and theatre director Sylvia Syms helped Sue craft the narrative and is as important as the music and makes the music more accessible to all audiences. It always generates great interest and discussion between Chet fans and people new to the music. Sue takes them on a journey through Chet’s life highlighted by new numbers Sue has written. Jazznights Sue Richardson 290913 (56)

It also focuses on lesser-known material composed by Chet himself whilst in prison in Italy (some of these have been translated from their original Italian into English by Georgia Mancio especially for this show). The narrative content has been developed following Sue’s research and discussions with people who Chet worked with (such as Archie Shepp) and also his biographers James Gavin and Matthew Ruddick.

The show sold out at Ronnie Scotts and Seven Arts in Leeds described the show as a ‘tour de force performance’.

PRAISE FOR TOO COOL, Sue’s recording of the music of Chet Baker: The SUNDAY TIMES listed Too Cool in their 100 Best Records of the Year 2013 (at no.8 in the jazz chart) – ‘brings the boy wonder back to life’.

Sir Michael Parkinson – ‘It’s a very good CD – Sue has a new fan.’

Artt Frank. Chet Baker’s close friend & drummer. (arttfrank.com) – “Though there was only one Chet Baker, I really admire Sue Richardson for what she has done on her latest CD project ‘Too Cool’. Sue has a sense and spirit of Chet Baker within her, both in Jazznights Sue Richardson 290913 (146) her playing and vocals. Strong yet delicate – sensitive and very lyrical.”

Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 – “Pitch perfect British mainstream jazz. Sue Richardson has got a great, mainstream jazz sound, very melodic. She has a beautiful tone to her instrument and [is] surrounded by great musicians.”

This will again be a very popular gig so you should book in advance to ensure a seat.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at  Jazznights, The Cock Inn, 3, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8PX

Admission £10. Doors open 7.30pm. Music 8.00-10.30pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com
Pay on the night.

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For further information on future gigs go to www.jazz-nights.com

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