Today I got an email from Ray Bonici from www.radiomonitor.com. They supply an excellent service where your song titles are monitored to see if you’ve had any radio play. He sent me this clip of a Radio Ulster programme called Jazz Club presented by Walter Love. Walter had played The Nearness of You on his show 15/04/2012 and in his introduction he says some very kind things:
“Third in this trio of Jazz Ladies is Heather Cairncross. I suppose the simplest form of delivering a song is with the unaccompanied voice but here is the beautiful simplicity of voice and piano. Heather, in the accompanying notes, gives a delightful explanation of how and why the album was made with herself and David Newton, whom she has known and recorded with previously. Just the two of them and the result is a remarkable example of empathy and understanding; and with Andy Cleyndert part of the production team the result is as near as perfect as you’re likely to get. Interesting to see how this recording fares when awards for 2012 come along. This is The Nearness Of You.”
(Walter Love- Jazz Club – Radio Ulster 15/04/2012)
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Amusingly (although I must admit I wasn’t very amused when I first read it), this is the exact opposite of the short but rather dismissive review I got in Jazzwise magazine:
“The ex-Swingle Singer vocalist performs at the highest level in the concert hall and pop arena but these Broadway renditions fall short of the mark”
All very interesting and it certainly goes to prove that everybody has their own musical taste and opinion and you definitely can’t please everyone.
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Which makes me think we need to find out how to submit your album for any potential awards like “Best Newcomer” or “Best Solo Album” or whatever. Any ideas?