Nick Gill's latest solo piano CD for sale -

Have a listen to some samples below!

Nick Gill writes in the blurb of his new CD "Crooners" -

"It strikes me as one of our culture's greatest losses that we no longer have singers who can croon convincingly. Where has it all gone? It was not a question that troubled me when I first fell in love with Al Bowlly. Why do people now prefer the drug-crazed muddy scrummage of the ear-splitting modern festival to the more fertile crooner mythologies of strolling hand in hand with your lover down a country lane beneath a starry sky? The crooners certainly sold dreams, but without a trace of nihilism in their crafted elegance.

 

I hope this CD will encourage the listener to discover these delightful life affirming singers and that they will enjoy the new number I have written (entitled "Crooners" - see extract below) by way of a tribute to their forgotten art, along with other gems from my classic jazz and ragtime repertoire."

Crooners - Whisperin' Nick Gill
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Gee Baby - Whisperin' Nick Gill
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12th Street Rag - Whisperin' Nick Gill
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Write myself a Letter - Whisperin' Nick Gill
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"It is refreshing to hear a present day musician going back to the roots of the jazz and song tradition established in the pre-war period who is prepared to innovate without corrupting the conceptual heart of the music. Nick Gill is well on the way to finding an original jazz voice both vocally and pianistically – a rare achievement in this day and age. The CD makes for fascinating and varied listening, while at the same time being the perfect chilled-out accompaniment to a car journey or house party. I recommend you buy this CD from the Oxford Classic Jazz website at www.classicjazz.co.uk." - Richard D.Warwick review of "Crooners" in Just Jazz Magazine

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If using PayPal, please send an email to: nickgill@classicjazz.co.uk citing your postal address.

 

Whisperin' Nick Gill - Crooners

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Nick Gill’s previous solo piano CD "Singin' a Song for Sixpence" is available for just £10 including postage and packing. This CD features popular songs of the ’20s and ’30s along with fascinating ragtime and stride piano instrumentals and some original compositions including the acclaimed songs Singin’ a Song for Sixpence and The Girl Never Showed Up.

 

What the top classic jazz scholars said:

 

“Nick Gill writes songs that are both well-constructed and creative…The treatment of Roger Wolf Kahn’s Crazy Rhythm is a delight to my ears – showing great understanding of late 20’s style…the stride piano tracks swing well with a light touch which is refreshing…” Keith Nichols

 

“Nick Gill’s New Rag is delightful and Joplinesque…the title track contains a fine solo…a pleasing delicacy to be found in The Mule Walk…” Martin Litton

 

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If using PayPal, please send an email to: nickgill@classicjazz.co.uk citing your postal address.

 

Nicholas Gill - Singin a Song for Sixpence

If you encounter problems with PayPal, simply phone or email Nick for other arrangements.

Nick as Bertie Wooster