Cry is the stunning new album from Graham J. Described by Sammy Stein as “…a joy to listen to.”
‘Cry’ is an album of soulful jazz standards including tracks recorded live at an intimate late night show at Ocean House in County Cork, Ireland. Released on April 26th via MREX, you can hear the album now on Soundcloud
“I’ve always loved singing the standards. Many hours were and still are whiled away listening to Ella, Sarah, Nina and Julie London. Kurt Elling, Chet and Little Jimmy Scott are also regularly featured on my playlists. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s something as simple as they sing in keys that suit my alto voice? Maybe it’s because they sing songs that always find a way to speak to me?” said Graham
“I also just love the freedom of expression I’ve found as a jazz/torch singer. I can twist the melody to suit my interpretation. Interpretation is and freedom of expression are the key. There’s something so raw and basic in the material that it speaks directly to my soul. A cri de coeur as it were. When choosing the opening song of the album ‘Cry Me A River’, “ Cry” became the obvious title choice for this album.”
“Whether it be the seductive, hypnotic rhythms of “Never, Never, Never”, the bossa grove of “The Look of Love”. The elation of “Fly Me to the Moon”, or the heartfelt contentedness of “The Folks Who Live on the Hill”, there is a song to reflect every mood.”
See Graham Live
You can join Graham J and his orchestra ‘The Cabaret Noir’ for what is sure to be an unforgettable night’s entertainment on March 14 at The Pheasantry in London.
Ticket price : £12:00 / Doors : 7pm
Alongside Cry, Graham J is also releasing another album in 2019 – ‘Songs My Disco Taught Me’, a reworking of 80s pop tunes. He will be performing selections from both these albums and a mix of original material at the Pheasantry.
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