Best known for standards such as ‘Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most’ (1954) lyricist Fran Landesman spent the last 18 years of her life meeting weekly to write songs with UK composer Simon Wallace — “an enduring creative relationship that produced some of her finest work” (The Guardian) — until her death in 2011 at the age of 83. The resulting body of work comprises over 300 songs. Sarah Moule has made four critically acclaimed albums featuring them, of which the latest, Songs From The Floating World, garnered unanimous praise, including five stars in The Observer and AllAboutJazz.com. Ian Shaw’s Landesman CD, A Ghost In Every Bar, was in The Times top ten jazz CDs of 2012.

 

The songbook launch is set to take place on Friday 18th November at EFG London Jazz Festival at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, featuring Simon Wallace (piano), Ian Shaw (vocals), Sarah Moule (vocals) & Mick Hutton (bass). Tickets are available here

 

….on A Ghost In Every Bar one of the finest singers in contemporary music interprets some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years.” Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz

 

Sarah Moule, Simon Wallace and Fran Landesman made a perfect trio of talents. Wallace’s music exactly echoes her unsettling but deceptively simple lyrics, and Moule’s cool voice brings them both to elegant life.” Dave Gelly, The Observer



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