This album was recorded in 2015, the year of Billie Holiday's centenary, The album contains material written by Billie, about Billie, plus jazz standards that she made her own with her unique style of delivery. The first show in July 2016 was a sell-out, and the audience loved every minute of the performance. Joined by a great selection of musicians - Dr Jim Barber (keys), Donnie Joe Sweeney (double bass), Rob Haddon (guitars) and Greg Evans (drums). Sadly we lost the wonderful jazz guitarist Rob Haddon in 2017, this is the last album we recorded together before his passing. My first jazz recordings were created with Rob on guitar as Kitty's Duo, these are available in CD or digital download upon request. Also we released two CD albums with Rob plus Steve Tarner (bass) in Kitty's Trio, 'Song For My Father' (2010) and 'Close Your Eyes' (2012).
The next album arrived in 2014, with our 6 piece lineup Kitty and the Purramours. This album 'Music Made for Dancing' is available online at CD Baby as digital downloads or CD copies can be purchased from this website.
What a Little Moonlight Can Do (Harry Woods)
Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans)
Billie's Blues (Billie Holiday)
Lady Day (Wayne Shorter)
Lover Man (Davis/Ramirez/Sherman)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (McHugh/Fields)
I Only Have Eyes For You (Dubin/Warren)
Lady Sings The Blues (Holiday/Nichols)
Spreadin' Rhythm Around (Koehler/McHugh)
God Bless The Child (Herzog/Holiday)
The current project is quite a turnaround in the fact that Kitty is now playing piano, and singing her own compositions in a stripped back, bare approach.
Always looking for a new direction in performance and musicality, Kitty bares her soul in this collection ofcompositions, some songs were written 20 plus years ago and have been given a fresh makeover. Other songs were written recently and are honest accounts of life, of love and of loss. Here's one of the tracks (filmed by Keefa Chan, a local hero of the film industry in Newport) at
the house and on the piano Kitty uses for composing and writing. Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings, the former monastery grounds; sea views, sheep, greenness and nature, the album promises to be very special.
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The album is being prepared and is planned for release in Spring 2020.