'...this is not only Carroll's best disc, but one of the finest non-classical releases in the Linn catalogue.' The Herald
'The title number, written by the irrepressible Joe Stilgoe, has to be one of the finest new songs of the year, the bittersweet lyrics burnished by Evan Jolly's brass-band arrangement.' The Sunday Times
'Seaside consolidates Carroll's position as one of the UK's most expressive jazz/soul vocalists and pianists in an accessible recording which combines unalloyed high spirits with beauteous, heart aching emotion.' AP Reviews
'She has the remarkable ability to sing every song totally from the heart as if she has just written it herself.'
BBC Radio 3 'Jazz Line-Up'
Winner: 'Best New CD' British Jazz Awards 2015
Awarded 'Best British Vocalist' on more than one occasion, singer Liane Carroll has a 'deeply soulful' voice and a fearless approach to singing.
Liane brings a refreshing approach to Billie Halliday's 'I Cover The Waterfront', Kurt Weill's 'My Ship' and Nina Simone's 'Wild is the Wind', plus 'Almost Like Being In Love' – famous as the closing track to the blockbuster hit Groundhog Day. The title song, 'Seaside', was specially written for Liane by Joe Stilgoe which sees the singer return Liane's favour of guesting on his cover of Brian Wilson's 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times' from his latest album New Songs For Old Souls.
The album reunites Liane with multi-GRAMMY nominated producer and trumpeter James McMillan who worked on her previous two albums. Liane's rhythm section comprises Malcolm Edmonstone (piano), Mark Edwards (piano), Ian Thomas (drums) and Steve Pearce (bass) with guest musicians Rob Luft (guitar) and Andy Wood (brass).
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'Liane Carroll doesn't just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is jazz of the highest quality. Believe.'more >>Jazzwise
'exceptional album'more >>The Guardian
'...casually expressive, unblinkingly honest, and often charmingly autobiographical album by the superb British standards-and-ballads singer Liane Carroll...'more >>Jazzwise
‘Liane Carroll has that rare ability to meld effortless, often transcendent vocal and piano technique, with heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power. It should be no surprise then that her latest album, Seaside, combines all this with a savvy sophistication befitting of one of Britain’s finest jazz singers.’BBC Radio 2 'Jamie Cullum'
'Another great British musician; a big fan of hers…well worth your time, the whole album…the title track is a beautiful one written by Joe Stilgoe.'The Jazz Breakfast
'Liane Carroll has to be the most flexible singer in the business, capable of such sensitive delicacy one minute and such gutsy raunchiness the next. This disc continues her purple patch.'more >>BBC Radio London ‘Robert Elms’
Live In Session ‘She was great. It’s a really good album.’York Press
'Liane Carroll's finest work to date.'more >>The New Listener
,,Bei Seaside stimmt absolut alles, wodurch dieses Album unbestreitbar zu den hörenswertesten Jazzneuheiten zählt.''more >>The Observer
'It's a haunting piece ["Seaside"], beautifully arranged, which brings out her extraordinary ability to absorb the essence of a song and deliver it with such candour that you scarcely notice the artistry involved.'more >>London Evening Standard
'Carroll sends her big, warm voice swinging through "Almost Like Being In Love" and the Morecambe and Wise theme, "Bring Me Sunshine". There's soul here, too, on a version of "Mercy Now" by Mary Gauthier; a sensitive take on Alison Krauss's already fragile "Get Me Through December" is set to prompt oceans of tears.'more >>The Scotland Herald
'... immaculately produced by James McMillan, this is not only Carroll's best disc, but one of the finest non-classical releases in the Linn catalogue.'more >>AP Reviews
'...an inviting musical promenade which encounters sunny exuberance, swaggering grooves and tender, reassuring love, sometimes tinged with melancholy.'more >>BBC Scotland ‘Jazz House’
‘She is just the biggest, best bundle of musical fun you could possibly imagine. She is also one of the most fantastic jazz singers and pianists in the world. Her name, is Liane Carroll…from it is a blistering version showcasing no only Liane’s fabulous piano playing, but her amazing scat singing on “Almost Like Being In Love”...It's quite phenomenal...She's a real star.'The Sunday Times
'The title number, written by the irrepressible Joe Stilgoe, has to be one of the finest new songs of the year, the bittersweet lyrics burnished by Evan Jolly's brass-band arrangement.'more >>The Scotsman
'The warm-voiced and open-hearted singer and pianist Liane Carroll pays tribute to her home port of Hastings, nailing her colours affectionately and often passionately to the mast.'more >>BBC Radio 3 ‘Jazz Line-Up’
'She has the remarkable ability to sing every song totally from the heart as if she has just written it herself...this is the title track written especially for her by the uber-talented Joe Stilgoe.'more >>Bebop Spoken Here
'another outstanding project'more >>Jazz Views
'This is a wonderful album by one of our greatest jazz talents so full of quality and diversity. I doubt if there will be a better vocal based recording issued anywhere this year.'more >>