Voted best British
jazz vocalist in 2008, gained recognition for her
stunning portrayal of Billie Holiday in her hugely
successful stage-show "Lady Sings The Blues". Val also
stars in "Sophisticated Lady" a tribute to the music of
Duke Ellington, "Jazz Goes To The Movies" a celebration
of jazz on film and "Swinging Down Memory Lane"
featuring songs from the American songbook. Her highly
acclaimed album "Just For A Thrill" on Mainstem was
produced and arranged by Brian Dee.
Brian Dee: Brian's long
association with Val began when he took
over as musical director on "Lady Sings
The Blues." Voted Melody Maker's "New
Star Of The Year" in the 1960s his
distinguished broadcasting and recording
career includes residencies at the world
famous Ronnie Scott's in London and in
the Ted Heath Orchestra. He has also
accompanied top legends Fred Astaire,
Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee and Elton John.
Working with Brian Dee on this project
over the past twelve months has been one
of the most exciting and fulfilling
episodes of my life! When I first
approached him with my idea, knowing he
had little knowledge of the work of the
Brontёs, I half expected him to decline.
Yet somehow, he has tapped into the very
essence of the lyrics with what I can
only describe as a masterstroke of
musical genius. Likewise, with the four
Brontё poems, his sensitivity and vast
experience shines through every piece.
Here then is
our offering. An affectionate and respectful tribute to
the family who have inspired so many generations of
artists, composers and dramatists. Val
Wiseman: Voice Brian Dee: Keyboards, arrangements John Hamilton: Keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
Recorded at EQ Studios, London Feb - Sept 2008
Production: Val Wiseman and Brian Dee Engineered, mixed
and mastered by John Hamilton at EQ Studios:
Manufactured by Sound Discs Ltd.
Flame Alive CD can be purchased from: Val Wiseman
264 Varsity Drive
TW1 1AP Price £12.00
Includes Postage Please make cheque payable to Val Wiseman or Pay by PayPal below.
Other Albums from Val Wiseman
Presentations All Albums £12.00 Inclusive of Postage
Just for a
Val Wiseman & The Brian
Dee Trio with Bruce Adams & Jim