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Nice Work

Carol Kidd

Nice Work

...toe-tapping tunes
BKD 229 (Linn Records)
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Nice Work If You Can Get It

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank 
Writer George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Arranger Sandy Taylor
02:19 Play $1.70
2
Havin' Myself A Time

Havin' Myself A Time

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger
Arranger Sandy Taylor
02:37 Play $1.70
3
Isn't It A Pity

Isn't It A Pity

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Arranger Sandy Taylor
04:34 Play $1.70
4
Bidin' My Time

Bidin' My Time

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith 
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank 
Writer George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Arranger Sandy Taylor
01:39 Play $1.70
5
Sing For Your Supper

Sing For Your Supper

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith 
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
Arranger Sandy Taylor
02:56 Play $1.70
6
Daydream

Daydream

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Duke Ellington, Billie Strayhorn, John LaTouche
Arranger Sandy Taylor
04:44 Play $1.70
7
I'll Take Romance

I'll Take Romance

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Ben Oakland, Oscar Hammerstein
Arranger Sandy Taylor
02:19 Play $1.70
8
New York On Sunday

New York On Sunday

Soloist Carol Kidd 
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Peter Nero, Carroll Coates
Arranger Sandy Taylor
02:07 Play $1.70
9
What Is There To Say

What Is There To Say

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith 
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg
Arranger Sandy Taylor
04:23 Play $1.70
10
Mean To Me

Mean To Me

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
Arranger Sandy Taylor
03:08 Play $1.70
11
I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank 
Writer Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
Arranger Sandy Taylor
03:28 Play $1.70
12
Starting Tomorrow

Starting Tomorrow

Soloist Carol Kidd 
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank 
Writer Lee Pockriss, Frederick Tobias
Arranger Bob McWhirter
01:51 Play $1.70
13
Confessions

Confessions

Soloist Carol Kidd
Band Sandy Taylor, Alex Moore, Murray Smith
Guest Artist Bruce Adams, Dave McLellan, George Kidd, Frank Pantrini, Gordon Cruickshank
Writer Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
Arranger Sandy Taylor
02:11 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 38 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Nice Work features a spectrum of standards from the Great American Songbook interpreted by the legendary UK singer, Carol Kidd.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

Carol Kidd vocals
Sandy Taylor piano
Alex Moore electric, acoustic & bass guitars
Murray Smith drums

Special thanks to:
Bruce Adams trumpet & flugel horn
Dave McLellan trumpet
George Kidd trombone
Frank Pantrini tenor saxophone
Gordon Cruickshank baritone saxophone

The song list is chosen with Carol's characteristic good taste; several Gershwin favourites are interspersed amongst neglected but estimable material, as well as two numbers by the song-writing duo Dietz & Schwartz: the little known Confessions and the more familiar I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan.  

With a triumphant career in jazz spanning half a century, Carol Kidd is widely recognised as ‘Britain's finest ballads singer' (Jazz Review). She has been named Best Vocalist at the British Jazz Awards on four occasions and was appointed MBE for Services to Jazz. Kidd is renowned for her impeccable phrasing and delivery along with an unforgettable ability to breathe fresh life into any jazz standard. Throughout her career, Kidd has cut a distinctive path through the Great American Songbook with orchestral and trio backing, as well performing as a unique and intimate duo with guitarist and close friend Nigel Clark.

A singer who is admired by artists and fans alike, Kidd enjoys particular popularity in East Asia. After her signature song ‘When I Dream' was featured as the theme of the Korean movie Shiri, Kidd secured a place in the Asian Music Box charts for a spectacular thirteen weeks. She has performed numerous times in China and Singapore to sold-out stadium venues. Notably, she was the first western artist to be invited by the Chinese government to perform there in a quarter of a century. Kidd has also given a personal performance for the Cambodian royal family at their special request.

Kidd's first album on Linn, Debut marked the beginning of a long and valued relationship. The partnership has produced ten studio albums, including the bestselling All My Tomorrows and her 2009 comeback album Dreamsville which won the Scottish Jazz Award for ‘CD of the Year' and saw Kidd celebrate twenty-five years in the business.

A long line of admirers has included Frank Sinatra, who invited her to open for him at a stadium concert where he remarked that, ‘Carol Kidd is the best kept secret of British jazz.' Kidd has also performed at the internationally acclaimed Ronnie Scott's Club in London where Tony Bennett said of her performance: ‘You are world class, where have you been?'. After a sensational performance at the Tribute to Johnny Mercer show at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Sir Michael Parkinson observed from the stage that ‘If there is a better jazz singer out there I have yet to hear them!'.

Guest luminaries who have performed live alongside Kidd include George Shearing, Georgie Fame, Annie Ross, Benny Carter, Joe Temperley, Bobby Watson and Martin Taylor.

Following a battle with cancer, Kidd returned to the stage triumphant in the summer of 2013 to give a powerful, emotional performance at the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In the wake of this homecoming, it is impossible to deny that Kidd is one of the most remarkable artists and performers of our time.

Recording Information

Recorded at Castlesound Studios, Edinburgh, UK, January 1987
Produced by Murray Smith
Engineered by Calum Malcolm
Design by gmtoucari.com
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4 Stars
"Kidd proves that she knows her way around a song..."
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Carol Kidd is my favourite singer
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Carol Kidd is a class act
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