British Standard Time with Alex Webb and Carroll Thompson
Friday 28th January 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
With no prospect of any live shows during the pandemic, the Hampstead Jazz Club decided to record British Standard Time, a very special album which will raise money to support the musicians who have helped establish Hampstead Jazz Club among London’s most respected venues.
One of the most versatile and in-demand pianists in British jazz, Alex Webb cut his teeth working with an illustrious array of singers including David McAlmont and China Moses. Having spent much of his career focusing on the Great American Songbook, he came up with the original idea for British Standard Time.
Queen Of Lovers Rock Carroll Thompson and Freddie Bennedict front this swinging tribute to British songwriters past and present, launching the album ‘British Standard Time’ with Alex Webb (piano), Mikele Montoli (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).
‘Absolutely brilliant! I have had the privilege to review some good albums this year and this is right up there with the very best’ – Simplyjazztalk.blog
The album enlisted the cream of the UK’s finest jazz musicians to collaborate with some of our most distinctive voices including former Incognito frontman, Tony Momrelle, as well as Jo Harrop and Luca Manning, British Standard Time stirs a subtle twist of jazz into a selection of the most ageless homegrown songs of all time.
From Thompson’s sultry ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ and Harrop’s haunting take on Elvis Costello’s ‘Almost Blue’ through to Manning’s stunning reading of Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’ and Momrelle’s mellifluous interpretation of Rod Temperton’s ‘Give Me The Night’, this superb album somehow manages to put a fresh new frame around these much-loved masterpieces.
Whether it’s John Martyn’s ‘Don’t Want To Know’ or Paul Weller’s ‘You Do Something To Me’, these timeless songs have never sounded quite like this before.
The New Yorker’s legendary music critic, Whitney Balliett, defined jazz as ‘the sound of surprise,’ which seems to perfectly sum up the music on British Standard Time.
Alex Webb – Piano
Carroll Thompson – Vocals
Freddie Bennedict – Vocals
Mikele Montoli – Bass
Sophie Alloway – Drums
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm