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August 6, 2014
June 3, 2014
Roger Winslet

Jazz. Homage to Chet Baker.

This “Walking Shoes” project is a celebration of the trumpet and vocal of the great Chet Baker. The line-up consists of Stuart Henderson, whose fluent and melodic playing has been in demand for a long time now – (credits include US star Michael Feinstein, as well as all of the UK jazz greats); Adrian Sharon, just back from a cruise, plays with a smooth touch reminiscent of his uncle, Ralph Sharon (who was Tony Bennett’s pianist for 40 years!); Andy Crowdy – well, what can we tell you about him? He’s been there, done that, and is up there with the best. Roger Winslet’s effortless vocal fits the project snug as a glove; his love & respect for Baker is passionately apparent. Roger is a character, wonderful, entertaining, warm, enigmatic, an Arthur Daily. I would happily pay the music cover charge just to sit in a room and soak up his loveliness. Roger has fronted various bands over the years – from jazz to rock ‘n roll, rumoured he would join the Blockheads after the sad and untimely death of Ian Dury. Also an actor (and Kate’s dad) springing up in the most unlikely TV roles.