All the Good Things
'Her playing was sumptuously beautiful... she moved me.' Jack Massarik (Jazz Critic London Evening Standard) 'Her playing was very passionate' Jonathan Abbott (Editor - Jazz Express UK) 'She rocked!' Jools Holland (Pianist, TV presenter) 'Wonderfully talented.' Julian Joseph (Jazz Pianist, Radio 3 presenter) This debut CD from Ruth is full of warmth and soulful simplicity. There is an understated funkiness in her style as a vocalist, songwriter and musician. As an accomplished jazz player, she was voted runner-up in the national UK competition 'Young Jazz Musician of the Year 1998'. She went on to work extensively with the internationally successful pop group 'Morcheeba', touring and recording on their latest album - due for release in 2002. 'All the Good Things' (Tenterhook Records) features nine songs that show Ruth's craftsmanship in blending pop, jazz and funk in her own inimitable style. She has drawn her inspiration from artists such as Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crowe, James Taylor, Rickie Lee Jones, Frank McCombe, Donnie Hathaway, Sting, Eva Cassidy and others, too numerous to mention. Ruth Hammond - Lead vocals, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, tenor saxophone James Pusey - Acoustic/electric guitars, sitar Greig Robinson - Bass Scott Hammond - Drums Deborah-Grace Bensberg - Backing vocals Catherine Sykes - Backing vocals Sophia Muirhead - Backing vocals Pete Eckford - Percussion Debbie Cole - Flute.