“A little bit of me” is the debut album of Evelyn Laurie. As she says: it’s taken her a while!
Beautifully delivered in Evelyn’s distinctive, light and multi-textured voice and superbly supported by some of the country’s finest jazz musicians, the well-chosen collection of songs will please your ears and stir your emotions – in a good way!
Having made her first singing appearance on stage at the age of 4 (a talent show in Arbroath!), Evelyn has sung in many styles from folk to choral to opera. Around 12 years ago, she began her training in vocal jazz and since then has performed professionally at gigs around Scotland.
Evelyn’s love of music spans many genres. This album reflects her eclectic taste and includes some of her own songs – inspired by 1960’s spy themes and Carmina Burana – alongside jazz standards plus her own interpretations of Sandy Denny’s folk classic, “Who knows where the time goes” and the ever popular country hit, “Wichita lineman”.
The wonderful Euan Stevenson on piano leads a stellar line up of Mario Caribe on bass, Tom Gordon, percussion, Frank Bolam, guitar, and Konrad Wiszniewski on tenor sax.
The album was recorded in Glasgow by Gus Stirrat at Solas Sound and mastered by Iain Hutchison at Gloworm Recording Ltd.