‘Song (The Ballad Book)’ is jazz legend Courtney Pine’s sixteenth studio album to date and it sees him strip everything right back for the most intimate album of his long and celebrated career
He performs an album of ballads on bass clarinet, accompanied only by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning pianist, Zoe Rahman.
“I have always wanted to record a collection of my favourite ballads and there is nothing like performing in a duet for bringing out the intimacy of great songs”.
Described in The Observer as “a remarkable pianist by any standard”, Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene.
‘Great songs, intimate solos and Courtney Pine sounding tender and true.’
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‘Britain’s most celebrated jazzer…Pine, whether in contemplation or post-bop flurry, shows why he’s still top dog.’
‘Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is.’