|Tina May at Jagz Ascot in 2012
Photo credit: Melody McLaren
PREVIEW- TINA MAY SEXTET AT HARROW ARTS CENTRE ON FRIDAY 27 MARCH,
Saxophonist, composer/arranger and songwriter, DUNCAN LAMONT has written about Tina May and her performance which will take place on Friday 27th March at Harrow Arts Centre. Tina has performed and recorded many of Duncan’s classic songs over many years and there will be some featured on next Friday’s programme:
“These are some of my thoughts regarding Tina May’s new 2014 CD, My Kinda Love.
“I arrived at the studio and to my amazement, Tina was singing in the sound booth with the engineers. Now singers always have a separate recording booth where they can hear themselves properly and patch up any imperfections, but the string section were using the recording booth. Most singers would have refused to perform under such conditions, because, apart from the engineers, there were five people milling about in this little wardrobe space, but Tina was still her sunny self and didn’t offer a word of complaint and sang beautifully. Every take was perfect. She sang two of my songs which are fiendishly difficult perfectly .
“Frank Griffith‘s arrangements were sparkling, and John Jansson‘s arrangement of It’s a lazy afternoon was sublime. No wonder it received rave reviews and was chosen as one of the best albums of the year .
“Believe me, Tina May is a very, very special person.”