Summer Me, Winter Me new from Stacey Kent to be released this autumn

Singer Stacey Kent has a new album this autumn to be released through the Naïve label. Summer Me, Winter Me is out on 10 November. Arrangements on the album are by Stacey's husband Jim Tomlinson and tracks are: 1. Summer Me, Winter Me by Michel …

Published: 5 Sep 2023. Updated: 3 days.

Singer Stacey Kent has a new album this autumn to be released through the Naïve label. Summer Me, Winter Me is out on 10 November. Arrangements on the album are by Stacey's husband Jim Tomlinson and tracks are: 1. Summer Me, Winter Me by Michel Legrand and Marilyn & Alan Bergman; 2. La Valse des Lilas by Michel Legrand/Eddie Barclay/Eddy Marnay; 3. Thinking About The Rain by Jim Tomlinson/Cliff Goldmacher; 4. Under Paris Skies by Jean Wiener/Kim Gannon; 5. If You Go Away by Jacques Brel/Hal McKuen; 6. Happy Talk by Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein; 7. Show Me by Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner; 8. Postcard Lovers by Jim Tomlinson/Kazuo Ishiguro; 9. Corcovado by Tom Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes/Gene Lees; 10. A Song That Isn’t Finished Yet by Jim Tomlinson/Cliff Goldmacher; and 11. Ne me quitte pas by Jacques Brel.

Stacey says: ''This is the first time I’ve recorded a song twice on the same album. 'If You Go Away' entered my repertoire in 2018 when Jim wrote an orchestral arrangement for a concert in Paris. I was also singing Jacques Brel’s original, 'Ne me quitte pas,' from time to time. But whatever the language, someone would ask why I hadn’t sung it in the other. Some singers have responded by interpolating both languages into the same version. Since both sets of lyrics are beautiful on their own terms and are equally deserving of inclusion, I chose to record them both.''

Updated on 22 September with lead-off track 'Under Paris Skies' which is now streaming added.

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Alan Barnes Watermill Jazz Dorking tonight Claire Martin Ronnie Scott's London tomorrow Mario Biondi Old Fruitmarket Glasgow tomorrow Joe Northwood trio Flute and Tankard Cardiff tomorrow Fraser Smith Guildford Pavilion Guildford Thursday Riot Jazz …

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Alan Barnes Watermill Jazz Dorking tonight

Claire Martin Ronnie Scott's London tomorrow

Mario Biondi Old Fruitmarket Glasgow tomorrow

Joe Northwood trio Flute and Tankard Cardiff tomorrow

Fraser Smith Guildford Pavilion Guildford Thursday

Riot Jazz Big Brass Band Band on the Wall Manchester Friday

Shiv Singh and Soweto Kinch 1000 Trades Birmingham Friday

Dean Stockdale Quartet Scott's Belfast Friday

Betty Accorsi The Verdict Brighton Friday

Rose Room Discovery Point Dundee Friday

Alan Barnes Peggy's Skylight Nottingham Saturday

Ian Ewing quintet feat. Colin Steele Queen Margaret Hall Linlithgow Saturday

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe Pizza Express Jazz Club London Saturday

Julia Biel, Shirley Smart trio and more Somerset Jazz Festival Saturday

Ian Shaw and Claire Martin Balfour Winery Staplehurst Saturday

Antonio Forcione, Snake Davis, The Edgar Macias Quintet Nottingham Jazz Festival Sunday

Claire Martin, top, photo: press