Gill Cook Quartet paying tribute to torch singers and torch songs Cry me a River and You've changed.


Morning with you

Something Cool

This album represents Gill's journey so far. She's chosen a wide range of songs, from her favourite standards to pop songs that she loves, and has made them fresh and interesting. Some tunes are given a straightforward treatment, others have more twists and turns, but all have a jazz sensibility.

Her thoughtfulness is also illustrated very well through her choice of musicians, a fantastically swinging rhythm section with some A1 solos from Tim Whitehead and Steve Waterman. She tells me her main reason for recording this album was to achieve something musically, but I believe it's also very important to stay true to yourself and be focused. Gill has certainly achieved that too.


Sometime Ago

"Sometime Ago" is the debut CD of jazz singer Gill Cook, and heralds the arrival of a new talent on the UK jazz scene. Also featured on the recording are the musical gifts of two British jazz legends, drummer Trevor Tomkins and bassist Jeff Clyne, alongside the exceptional young pianist Malcolm Edmonstone.

The CD is both the starting point for Gill's recording career in jazz, and the fruit of her musical experiences.

This experiences feed into the music on "Sometime Ago", showcasing Gill's vocal talents to the full. She uses the classic jazz trio format on all the songs except on her cover of The Beatles' "Here There and Everywhere", sung as a duet with pianist Malcolm Edmonstone. The songs range from ballads - "Never let me go" and "Sometime Ago" - through to punchy, swinging versions of "Softly as the Morning Sunrise" and "Star Eyes".

Trevor Tomkins and Malcolm Edmonstone provided the arrangements giving new twists to tracks including "'S Wonderful", "Star Eyes" and Sting's "Fragile".