Gwyneth Herbert

  • 21 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Jazz singer Gwyneth Herbert was flavour of the month a couple of years ago after the release of her debut album, with spreads in the Sunday supplements and cover features in the jazz magazines. Now that the dust has settled a little on that initial flurry, Herbert is back with an imminent new album release, produced by one of UK jazz’s hottest properties, Aberdeen-bred drummer Seb Rochford (of Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland fame).

‘We recorded it over three days at The Exchange in Camden, all playing live in one big wooden room where even the mixing desk was in the same space. My thigh is still red-raw from trying to recreate the sound of a whip for ‘Woman Meets the Wiseman’!’

The album features entirely her own songs (some co-written with pianist Tom Cawley), and she will be performing material from it at these gigs. (Kenny Mathieson)

Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, 25-26 Aug, 9pm, £9.

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