Piano Divas

by Wendy Kirkland Quartet

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about

This is my very first recording and I’m delighted that you’ve either helped fund it or decided to purchase a copy. I wanted to create something that would celebrate the fabulous women of jazz throughout the decades and in particular those who both sang and played piano, and this is my attempt to emulate and capture their performance and arranging skills. My own path to this point has not been conventional - through engineering and teaching and being the product of an incredibly musical family, I’ve created music in just about every genre there is, but I’ve always returned to my real love - jazz and the beauty of improvisation. I’ve taken time to get here and I truly hope you’ll enjoy this record of my arrangements, playing and singing. My special thanks to three truly dedicated musicians, Pat Sprakes, Paul Jefferies and Steve Smith for helping me realise this dream.

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released March 21, 2017

Wendy Kirkland - Piano, vocals, whistling
Gary Grace - Vocals
Pat Sprakes - guitar
Paul Jefferies - double and electric bass
Stevie Smith - drums

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Wendy Kirkland Chesterfield, UK

"Mellow and stylish" - Sunday Times

"One of the great unsung heroines of British Jazz" - The JazzMann

“The start of much deserved recognition.” Alan Barnes

“High quality, entertaining music.” Jim Mullen

“Her superb musicianship means I always look forward to the next time!” Roger Beaujolais
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Track Name: Come Dance With Me
Hey there cutes, put on your dancin' boots
And come dance with me
Come dance with me, what an evenin' for some Terpsichore
Pretty face, I know a swingin' place
Come on, dance with me
Romance with me on a crowded floor
And while the rhythm swings
What lovely things I'll be sayin'
'Cause what is dancin' but makin' love
Set to music...playin'
When the band begins to leave the stand
And folks start to roam
As we waltz home, cheek to cheek we'll be
Come on, come on, come on
Come on and dance with me
Hey there cutes, put on your Basie boots
And come dance with me
Come dance with me, what an evenin' for some Terpsichore
Pretty face, I know a swingin' place
Come on, dance with me
Romance with me on a crowded floor
And while the rhythm swings
What cuckoo things I'll be sayin'
'Cause what is dancin' but makin' love
Set to music...playin'
When the band begins to leave the stand
And folks start to roam
As we wing home, cheek to cheek we'll be
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Come on and dance with me
Track Name: Bahia
We'll take a flight to Bahia
Coastal town that I adore
Everything's right in Bahia
Bathe in the sun at Salvador

Coconut trees
Sand and the breeze
On our island holiday
We'll go and see
Folks waterski
Maybe get around to it someday
If we ever leave our hideaway

We'll take a boat in Bahia
Explore the reef and see the sights
We'll stay afloat in Bahia
Sunny days fiesta nights

Pineapples grow
Waterfalls flow
Rocky plateau desert sands
We'll go explore
'Way from the shore
Orchids in the tropic canopy
Peeping through the branches of the trees

And wandering in Bahia
We hear the tunes of Tom and Joao
The song they sing in Bahia
To celebrate the here and now
Long lazy days out by the bay
Easy walking by the shore
Hot city nights
Full of delights
‘specially when we dance O Cantador…
Track Name: Samba Chica
None - just a little scatting