12.30 lunchtime, Thursday 29th September 2016
The Tom Ridout Acoustic Trio
Tom Ridout, saxophone & recorders
Flo Moore, double bass
Will Barry, piano
graduates of the Royal Academy of Music
Venue: Leatherhead Methodist Church
2016 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert &
Norwegian Wood - Lennon/McCartney Arr Tom Ridout (b1994)
An original arrangement of this fantastic folk-influenced John Lennon song, with some hints towards the great saxophonist John Coltrane's treatments of Greensleeves and My Favourite things.
The End of a Love Affair - Edward C (Bud) Redding (1918-1984)
A beautiful ballad made famous by singers Billy Holliday and Frank Sinatra, this tune is often played fast by jazz instrumentalists such as guitarist Wes Montgomery, who plays it with a Latin/Swing feel, and saxophonist Dexter Gordon, who plays it as an up tempo swinger.
Sing no More The Blues - Tom Ridout
This is a “50s songbook”-esque ballad, with a distinctly dark feel to it – somewhere between cautiously misplaced optimism and a hopeful kind of gentle despair!
Sunny Side of the Street - Jimmy McHugh (1894-1969)
A classic American Songbook standard from the era of swing music, first recorded by Layton & Johnstone (an American vocal and piano duo) in 1930, made popular by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Respite - Tom Ridout
I wrote this tune to try to capture the lazy and relaxed feeling you get on a warm summers day, when you have nothing to do but sit outside enjoying the world around you.
As the recordings are somewhat shorter than the concert itself,
why not explore the recordings on Tom's webpage: