Sheila Waterfield at Kenilworth Jazz Club
Even with a cold Shiela Waterfield was on great form at Kenilworth Jazz Club on June 6th for the last session before the summer break. Sheila and the band delivered quality jazz standards in the always convivial atmosphere of the club hosted by Dave Logan. The velvet sax of Ian Hill, Neil Hunter on piano, Simon Paterson on bass and Spencer Hedges on drums provided a rich backing for Sheila's vocals and played some excellent jazz on their own.
Sheila and the band mined deeply from that rich musical seam of ‘standards'; treating us to a bossa version of the Roberts Flak classic, Killing Me Softly and delivering ‘Secret Love' in a way that lifted it wonderfully from its origins in ‘Calamity Jane'. There were the expected, and soulfully delivered Ella and Billie numbers and some instrumental treats from the band showcasing Ian's full and rich tenor sax including the Miles Davis number ‘Four', ‘Summer Samba' (played as a Bossa – but who cares!) and an upbeat version of ‘Softly as in a Morning Sunrise'.
Sheila's latest CD ‘Reverie' is available www.sheilawaterfield.com