'One of the best singers I have heard.' Ronnie Scott
'...Britain's finest Jazz vocalist.' Music Week
'Her discography stands up as one of the strongest ever British contributions to vocal jazz.' Jazz Review
'Britain’s finest ballads singer.' Jazz Review
Upon release the album was voted 'Best Jazz Recording' at the UK Musical Retailer's Awards in the same year that Carol Kidd was named 'Best Vocalist' at the Cannes International Jazz Awards.
'How Little We Know' is one of two songs Kidd chose that refer back to Frank Sinatra's Capitol years, the other being 'I Could Have Told You So'; upon hearing the album Sinatra arranged for Carol to perform with him in Glasgow and stated 'Carol Kidd is the best kept secret of British jazz'.
Carol explores the highs and lows of love; 'Gloomy Sunday' reflects the despair that results when your lover has gone, whereas 'How Little We Know' and 'The Glory Of Love' concern themselves with the upside of boy meets girl. Carol also includes tracks by some of the best songwriters: Richard Rogers, Cole Porter and Randy Newman.
The trio of David Newton (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Allan Ganley (drums) provide the perfect accompaniment to Kidd's vocals.
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