Kevin Fitzsimmons - Working Day And Night - Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club - CD

Kevin Fitzsimmons - Working Day And Night - Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club - CD

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Widely praised by jazz critics for his naturally swinging vocals, elastic phrasing and engaging, highly personable stage presence, Kevin Fitzsimmons has become one of the most original and creative singers on the UK mainstream jazz scene.
On this long-awaited second album, 'Working Day & Night', Kevin and his accompanying quartet of top-notch British jazz musicians present live tracks from an exhilarating evening at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, in London's Soho - in July 2016.
Kevin is well-known for his inspired re-stylings of carefully-chosen standards and his sassy new takes on soul and rock classics. Here, in the former category, are 'Old Devil Moon', 'It Never Entered My Mind' and 'Here's that Rainy Day'; and in the latter: Michael Jackson's 'Working Day & Night' (perfectly recast as a swing gem), Leon Russell's 'This Masquerade' & Sting's 'Every Breath You Take'.
There are also two superb Kevin Fitzsimmons originals: the soul-blues groove of 'Don't You Dare Get Bored with Me', written with the great UK saxman, Derek Nash; and the rhythmic Latin fizz of 'Cuban Alibi'. Plus, a bonus track, recorded at Underground Theatre Jazz Club, in November 2016: an extended version of Hoagy Carmichael's 'Georgia on My Mind'. Kevin produced the album and provided the original cover artwork.

1. Working Day And Night / 2. Don't You Dare Get Bored With Me / 3. Old Devil Moon / 4. This Masquerade / 5. Every Breath You Take / 6. It Never Entered My Mind / 7. Here's That Rainy Day / 8. Cuban Alibi / 9. Georgia On My Mind (bonus track)