Recorded at 'The Byre', Nov 2004. www.the-byre.com/
Engineer: Andrew Graeme
Assistant Engineer: Katie Gilchrist
Mixed at Mark Angelo Studios, London by Kevan Gallagher
Assistant Engineer: Tom Kelly
Mastered at Sound Mastering Ltd by Duncan Cowell
Cover Photos: Billboard. billboard@macunlimited.net
CD cover artwork: Arusha Design. www.arushadesign.co.uk
Feeler-head logo: Claire Elliot
Special thanks to:
Andrew and Mechthild at 'The Byre' for making us feel so welcome and helping us reduce the whisky lake.
Mimi, Kevan and Tom at Mark Angelo, especially Kevan for all your help. Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering.

If you want to blame anyone for this CD then you could point the finger at Dorothy Cooper.
I happened to be reading a copy of ‘The Singer’ magazine and noticed a jazz vocalist competition in the back pages and not really taking note of all the text (especially the Jazz Diva bit), duly sent them a copy of a couple of jazz standards l recorded earlier in the year. A few weeks later l received a call saying that my entry had been accepted for THE MARION MONTGOMERY AWARDS 2002 and I was invited to sing at the Ventnor Jazz Divas Festival Isle of Wight, with the house trio. Thanks to Steve Rose who helped me put together a pad for the competition. Only when l arrived at Ventnor, was it apparent that l was the only male singer. I was the ‘token bloke’ in an all female Diva competition! Apart from the usual nerves and getting my finger caught in my mic stand in between songs, l won a special award at the festival, but far more important than that for me, was meeting some lovely people.
A heartfelt thank you to Dorothy Cooper and Laurie Holloway, who gave me the lift l needed to take things further and l hope you accept 10% of all profits from sales of this CD, for the Montgomery Holloway music trust.

Thanks to Jeff Clyne, Trevor Tomkins, Nick Weldon and Laurie Holloway, who accompanied me at the competition. Thanks for your continued support.
Thanks to John Clack for taking excellent photos at Ventnor.

Dorothy introduced me to Malcolm Edmonstone, who has become a good friend and colleague and also fundamental in the recording of this CD. The trio were great fun to work with and are truly talented, each in their own right. I had never met Julian and Ben before we flew up to Inverness to record at The Byre Studios and what a swell time we all had. This CD was recorded live over a four day period.

Track listing and information

 

(McHugh/Fields)
(Wonder/Greene)
(Temperton)
(Porter)
(Carmichael/Washington) (Carmichael/Gorrell)
(Loewe/Lerner)
(Mann/Hilliard)
(Ellington/Russell)
1 SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
2 I CAN’T HELP IT
3 GIVE ME THE NIGHT
4 UNDER MY SKIN
5 THE NEARNESS OF YOU
6 GEORGIA ON MY MIND
7 ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
8 IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
9 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
Total playing time 31:38

 

Tom Rust Voice
Malcolm Edmonstone - Piano • Julian Jackson - Double Bass • Ben Reynolds - Drums
Tracks 1,5,7 and 8 arranged by M. Edmonstone
Tracks 2,3,4 and 6 arranged by T. Rust + Trio
Track 9 arranged by M. Edmonston + J. Jackson
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All tracks produced by Tom Rust and Malcolm Edmonstone