It’s a pleasure to welcome into our library another offering from Gary Williams: His latest – “Let There Be Love – A Celebration of Nat King Cole’ doesn’t disappoint.
As these are all live performances, the acoustic isn’t studio-sharp but pleasant and atmospheric. Gary sounds on great form – hear him especially on ‘Nature Boy’, a testing piece for any singer – and pianist James Pearson & his Trio are perfect accompanists throughout. Every song (there are nineteen) is, of course, associated closely with Nat but Gary brings is own interpretation to them, with no attempt at imitation.
Russell played track 4: ‘Walking My Baby Back Home’ on Sunday 6th March 2011. Click here to visit Russell’s Radio 2 page.