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With a Song in My Heart

Gill Manly

With a Song in My Heart

...a must for fans of vocal jazz
BKD 328 (Linn Records)
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1
Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer Hampton / Burke / Mercer
03:41 Play $1.70
2
Robbins’ Nest

Robbins’ Nest

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

Jacquet / Russell / Thompson

03:09 Play $1.70
3
With A Song In My Heart

With A Song In My Heart

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

Rodgers / Hart

06:04 Play $3.40
4
A Night In Tunisia

A Night In Tunisia

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Guest Artist Guy Barker - trumpet
Writer

Gillespie / Paparelli

03:51 Play $1.70
5
Daydream

Daydream

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

Ellington / Latouche / Strayhorn

04:29 Play $1.70
6
Taxi Driver / Love For Sale

Taxi Driver / Love For Sale

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Guest Artist Guy Barker - trumpet
Writer

Herrmann / Porter

07:24 Play $3.40
7
Take Love Easy

Take Love Easy

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

Ellington / Latouche

03:56 Play $1.70
8
September Song

September Song

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Guest Artist Guy Barker - trumpet
Writer

Anderson / Weill

05:57 Play $3.40
9
Sittin’ And A Rockin’

Sittin’ And A Rockin’

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Guest Artist Guy Barker - trumpet
Writer

Ellington / Strayhorn / Gaines

02:59 Play $1.70
10
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

Wolf / Landesman

05:02 Play $3.40
11
Where Or When

Where Or When

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

Rodgers / Hart

03:18 Play $1.70
12
Lush Life

Lush Life

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Writer

B Strayhorn

03:22 Play $1.70
13
I Keep Going Back To Joe’s

I Keep Going Back To Joe’s

Soloist Gill Manly
Band Simon Wallace - piano, Mark Hodgson - double bass, Ralph Salmins - drums
Guest Artist Mark Murphy - vocals
Writer

Fisher / Segal

04:10 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 57 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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With a Song in My Heart reflects a period of maturation and reflection. It is a gentle and uncluttered smooth set of songs enhanced by the virtuoso playing of Guy Barker on trumpet.

Originally released in 2009 With A Song In My Heart has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet

A jewel in the crown of British Jazz for many years, but unrecorded since 1994, With a Song in My Heart saw Gill Manly make a welcome and decisive return to the studio. Gill Manly is a jazz singer who has been described as 'an amalgam of Bessie Smith and Sarah Vaughan.' Her debut album on Linn, With a Song in My Heart, features performances by trumpeter Guy Barker and singer Mark Murphy. A stalwart of London's live music scene for many years, Gill Manly has returned to the recording studio due to popular demand from champions such as Mark Murphy. With a Song in My Heart reflects a period of maturation and reflection. It is a gentle and flawless selection of jazz standards enhanced by the virtuoso playing of Guy Barker on trumpet. With a Song in My Heart sees Manly reclaim her place amongst the current jazz vocalists who have long cited her as an inspiration and a unique interpreter of the jazz singers' vast cannon.

Gill Manly writes...

This album could only have come to me by the grace, kindness and encouragement of the following people: Simon Wallace, Sarah Moule, Mike Kear, Paul Oxley, Robert Taylor, Claire Martin, Fran Landesman, Ian Shaw, Barb Jungr, Mark Murphy, Steven Warren, Carolyn Cowan, Jimmy Gallagher, Helena Paul, Spikey and the family, Dave Benn, The Fabulous Crew at The Dippy Egg Café and all the beautiful souls of the RVT of which there are too many to list but are remembered including Adrian Pagan. Thank you.

Enjoy! The music is from the heart, the songs are from the heart.  

Musicians:

Gill Manly - vocals
Simon Wallace - piano
Mark Hodgson - double bass
Ralph Salmins - drums
Guy Barker - trumpet
Mark Murphy - guest vocals

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Underhill Studios on 29 and 20 February, 2008
Produced by Gill Manly and Simon Wallace
Mixed by Simon Wallace and Mark Murphy
Surround mixing and mastering by Philip Hobb
Photographer Mike Kear (www.mikekear.com)
Design by John Haxby

Gill Manly dedicates this album to her spiritual teacher and father His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with thanks to the Tibetan people for preserving the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.

 

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Jazzman
"Elle les aborde avec aisance sur une tessiture très large..."
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...rapt hush punctuated only by applause
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... so musically talented that hearing them verges on the sublime
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...The delivery was charming, the vocals outstanding
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LondonJazz
Manly's Nina Simone Songbook was a definite hit
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Singer's Singer - In Tune International
"glorious...utterly breathtaking"
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Newbury Today
...as good a set as we have heard
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HiFi.nl
"Een ware ontdekking."
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Vortex
"impressive throughout...Warmly recommended."
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In Tune International
"Gill has a warmly evocative vocal style..."
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Record Collector
4 Stars
"a smooth performance"
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Daily Mail
hearing that great voice again (very like Ella Fitzgerald), the years drop away and the lyrics trace patterns on my heart
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Atlanta Audio Society
"seamless vocal artistry"
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"what a voice and delivery!"
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6moons.com
...sometimes a recording just transcends tastes and styles
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Sempre Audio (translation)
"And having reached the last page, leaves you wanting more . . . "
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Sempre Audio
"Und am Ende angelangt, will man mehr davon..."
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Home Theater Hi-Fi, Spirit of Change & Bay Area Reporter
5 Stars
"The voice...is adorable. You've got to hear this fabulous artist."
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Jazzwise
Songs "sung with such intelligence and self-possession".
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Yorkshire Post
Manly is superb, her rich voice bringing the best out of the lyrics...
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The Jazz Breakfast
5 Stars
"It's truly remarkable and truly inspiring to hear a "new" singer who is this good."
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Sunday Post
"...a treat for lovers of top-notch jazz..."
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Scotland on Sunday
3 Stars
...a very feminine, feather-light voice, terrific control and - judging by the selection here - great taste in repertoire and musicians
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Sunday Herald
...the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald is hovering close by
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The Herald
4 Stars
Guy Barker is the trumpet foil here, on a set of songs associated with Ella Fitzgerald. You'd have to be good to pull that concept off, and Gill Manly sure is.
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The Times
easily one of the best vocal efforts of the past 12 months
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