Introduction to new Memories
(as played on BBC Radio Cornwall)
Click to listen to They can’t take that away from me
So finally I have got around to putting what I do onto my own CD. It seems an awfully long time ago now that my dad first introduced me to a scratchy old EP recording of Meade Lux Lewis with Louie Bellson which caught the ear of a spotty teenager more into Bowie and Roxy Music than this jazz thing. In the following years I would be inspired by the piano improvisations of the greats, especially Bill Evans and Bud Powell, during my attempts – hopefully with some degree of success – to install a love of this art form in many pupils at Truro School in Cornwall.
As a performer I have had the privilege to work with a number of Cornwall’s most respected musicians, some of whom can be heard on this disc, and I would like to thank them all for their encouragement, contribution and friendship.
Over the past twenty five years I have developed a great love of the county of Cornwall and Jazz music in many forms, either as a soloist or part of an ensemble. Hopefully this recording will provide you with new memories of both these things.
Along with my long suffering extended family, I would like to dedicate this whole thing to the memory of the person who started it all, Ken Latarche.
This album was recorded live in Truro Cornwall January 2009
Simon Latarche: Piano
Steve Turner: Bass Guitar
Robbie Brokenshire: Drums
Paul Haywood: Tenor Saxophone
1. Days of wine & roses: Mancini
2. September in the rain: Warren
3. Inchworm: Loesser
4. Teaching an old dog new tricks: Latarche
5. Night & day: Porter
6. Moon river: Mancini
7. They can’t take that away From me: Gershwin
8. Summer evening moon: Latarche
9. A nightingale sang in berkeley square: Sherwin/Strachy
10. Ain’t misbehavin: Waller
11. Midnight at the oasis: Nichtern
12. Tregousea: Latarche
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