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Personnel:
Niki King - vocals
Marcus Ford - acoustic guitar
Ed Kelly - acoustic bass
Chris Greive - trombone
Ryan Quigley - trumpet
David 'Chimp' Robertson - drums

Tracklisting:
1. wild is the wind 5.38
2. winter blues 4.36
3. for all we know 2.26
4. you go to my head 3.35
5. estate 4.57
6. ordinary fool 2.41
7. azure 2.40
8. don't explain 4.23
9. the very thought of you 4.09
10. spartacus/look of love 4.11
11. fly me to the moon 2.04
Niki King
'Azure'
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Album Notes :

Perrier award winner & 'Spirit of Scotland¹ music award nominee, singer/songwriter Niki King returns to her passion for Jazz with her Caber Music debut release album, 'azure'.

As with the human relationship, which this selection of songs about love and loss describes, at the musical centre of this record is a duo. Individually, both Niki King (vocals) and Marcus Ford (guitar) have incredible precise control and beautiful sounds on their respective instruments. What makes the combination special, and greater than the sum of it¹s parts, is the intimacy they create, an arena of stark but emotional honesty within which the lyrics of songs like "Wild is the Wind¹ and 'Fly Me to the Moon¹ hang and glow as if in late night neon.

On three tracks the duo are joined by horns, bass and percussion but not for a second is the dreamy, mellow, intimacy of this beautiful, and easy on the ear record lost. This CD promises to create a star out of the photogenic and immensely talented Niki King.


Artist Info:

Over the years Scottish singer/songwriter Niki King has collaborated with many great musicians, producers, writers and vocalists throughout a broad spectrum of music. Drawing from her varied musical influences she uses her versatility as a singer and writer within musical styles such as funk, soul, jazz, latin, hip-hop and deep house. In 2001 Niki King won the Perrier Award for Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year. Following on from this, she was nominated for the prestigious "Spirit of Scotland" Music Award 2001’, in which she won a runner up medal, coming second in the open public vote to Travis.

After Radio One DJ and Talkin’ Loud creator Gilles Peterson heard Niki King, he introduced her to ‘Bluey’ Maunick of Incognito fame. She went on to co-write and feature on his Para:diso album and then to release her debut album ‘New day’ on his label "Rice Records" with a live launch at the Blue Note, Tokyo in December 2001.

King co-writes with deep house artist Aquabassino (F-comm) and features on his acclaimed album Beats’n Bobs.

‘Azure’ is Niki King’s debut album on the award winning jazz label Caber Music. This CD captures the immense talents of a vocalist who, in only a matter of time, is going to be a big star.

 
   
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