Janette Mason, the UK-based session pianist and composer, doesn't play as much jazz as the cognoscenti might like – and this almost entirely vocal set of classic R&B and soul hits keeps her fluent postbop chops even more modestly disguised. But for all her familiarity with the commercial mainstream, Mason can't do anything obvious or unhip, and these covers benefit from three key choices – hiring the superb singers Gwyneth Herbert, David McAlmont, Vula Malinga, Claire Martin and Texan newcomer Tatiana "LadyMay" Mayfield; picking a subtle, jazz-steeped session band; and. After 2010’s Parliamentary Jazz Award nominated Alien Left Hand, a more overtly jazz orientated album, D’ranged marks something of a departure for the leader’s own releases.
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Janette Mason has garnered an outstanding reputation as a pianist and arranger. By any standard, her musical credentials are impressive and diverse. She has toured with Oasis and Pulp and has arranged and performed with Mica Paris and . Lang while Musical Director for Jonathan Ross. In 2014 she released her critically acclaimed D'Ranged album, featuring subversive re-arrangements of iconic pop and soul songs. Her D'Ranged show includes songs from the album and other imaginative interpretations from classic songbooks.
Got to Be Real
Lady Grinning Soul
How Deep is your love
Ashes to Ashes
You Do Something to me
I Say a Little Prayer
Gwyneth Herbert - Featured Artist Vula Malinga - Featured Artist Claire Martin - Featured Artist Janette Mason - Primary Artist Tatiana Ladymay Mayfield - Featured Artist David McAlmont - Featured Artist