Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0PH
The Sue Richardson Quintet presents Too Cool, The Life & Music of Chet Baker. This special show features Chet Baker’s most famous standards, his own compositions and works inspired by his life. As well as performing some of the songs forever associated with Chet and his sublime solos, Sue Richardson has uncovered great songs written by him. There is also new material, written by Sue, including works inspired by Chet Baker’s life away from music. Weaving through the music are anecdotes about Chet, whose sweet music was such a contrast to his troubled life.
‘There are singer-songwriters behind every tree, but Sue Richardson is the only trumpeter-singer-songwriter you are likely to encounter. She plays swinging jazz trumpet, with excellent technique and a remarkable command of a variety of styles. She sings with a musician’s phrasing and her songs come with proper tunes and grown-up harmonies attached – a rarity in itself. Conclusive proof that this is no mere gimmick.’ The Observer
Event supported by Wymondham Freight and Angela and Les Daws