Remembered Time - The Lyric Ensemble.
Songs by Bill Evans and Michael Garrick sung by Nette Robinson with guest musicians Tony Woods (sax), Gabriel Garrick (flg) and Matt Ridley (bass). A cornucopia of rich melodies beautifully played and sung.
Nette Robinson - a fine and distinctive new voice in jazz - performing the music of Bill Evans and Michael Garrick, with accompaniment from Garrick himself. Earlier in 2010 Nette brought out her first CD 'The Little Big Band Plays' (on 33 Jazz) with her own arrangements of classic Duke and Basie repertoire. With 'Remembered Time' she illuminates another end of the spectrum: the brand new [for most] songs of Michael Garrick and the exacting beauty of legendary Bill Evans compositions. With Michael at the Steinway she re-members the 30th anniversary of Bill's death (September 1980) with a programme that is intensely harmonic, varied and richly emotional. Personnel: Nette Robinson (vocals), Michael Garrick (piano) with: Matt Ridley (bass), Tony Woods (saxophone), Gabriel Garrick (flugel horn)
A singer of real promise...it's the sense of conversational intimacy that really makes this such a richly compelling late-night record. -- Jazzwise, (Duncan Heining), September 2010
On this effective tribute...the compositions all display considerable musical charm and depth...Garrick's lyrics are intelligent, sophisticated and moving.
-- Jazz Journal, (Bruce Crowther), September 2010