New DVD release: Tina May and the Frank Harrison Trio
Tina May Live at the Pizza Express, a new DVD featuring GMF musicians Tina May (vocals), Frank Harrison (piano), Mark Hodgson (bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums) is to be released by GMF partner Cegin Productions (available on jazzcds.co.uk). To celebrate the release of the DVD, Tina and the Trio will perform at The Pheasantry on 20 November 2010 as part of the London Jazz Festival.
For musical taste, delicacy of interpretation and presentational flair, Tina May is widely acknowledged to be one of Britain’s greatest jazz singers today. Recognised by the All Music Guide as the finest female vocalist in the UK, she is a technically gifted singer who has established tremendous rapport with audiences all over the world, mixing well-known standards with quality contemporary material.
This new DVD presents Tina with The Frank Harrison Trio, a world-class group that has gained a critical reputation for their sensitive and intelligent, yet powerful playing. Following a successful May 2010 concert in Shanghai, the group have reprised their partnership for the DVD and the London Jazz Festival.
The synergy between Tina and the Trio is immediately apparent in their live performances, whether they are exploring the spaciousness of ballads or playfully twisting rhythms and harmonies to deliver scintillating re-interpretations of up-tempo jazz standards and pop tunes.
Tina continues to delight the public in the USA, Europe and Asia, and with the release of this new DVD audiences can look forward to watching and listening to Tina's trademark vocal versatility interwoven with sparkling, relaxed instrumental playing, at the touch of a button.