James Tormé 'Born to be Blue' at The Pheasantry
A great storyteller in his own right, multi-award winning jazz vocalist James Tormé comes back to London with his new show, ‘Born To Be Blue’. For two nights at the Pheasantry backed by his own trio, the second-generation jazz star goes one step further with his exploration of the late fifties/early sixties jazz scene, paying tribute to a hand-picked list of smoky-toned jazz artists and songs that have inspired him.
Demonstrating his ability to harness his own voice’s creamy, floaty vocal texture, Tormé completely reinvents June Christy’s ‘Something Cool’, deconstructing Chris Connor’s late-night chestnut ‘Don’t Wait Up For Me’, before bringing new color and texture to Chet Baker’s ‘Let’s Get Lost’ and ‘Look For The Silver Lining’ and his own father and Bob Wells’ mid-century title track.
James plays the London leg of the 'Born To Be Blue' Tour on the 29th September and 30th September at The Pheasantry.