Alex Webb piano, MD
Denys Baptiste tenor, clarinet
Sue Richardson trumpet
Neil Charles bass
Sophie Alloway drums
Inspired by the legendary November 1956 concert at which Billie’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, David McAlmont (of legendary McAlmont and Butler fame) gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraodinary life story, with a band led by pianist / MD Alex Webb.
The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work (What A Little Moonlight Can Do, Fine And Mellow) through her 1940s Torch songs (My Man, I Cover The Waterfront) to her self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues – and many more. Alex Webb leads a stellar quintet to accompany McAlmont.
‘David McAlmont is one of British pop’s most precious hidden treasures. His voice is a sublime and miraculous thing’ – The Independent.