Cleo Laine 80th Birthday Box

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Catalog: SALVOBX403
Format: CD

Cleo Laine, John Dankworth

4 CD set

Veritable national treasures, Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth made noteworthy recordings in each of the last seven decades. This collection brings together tracks from throughout their remarkable careers, combining their finest solo sides along with collaborations with each other, their family and a stellar cast of friends (Ray Charles, John Williams, Dudley Moore and Julian Llyod Webber, to name but a few). From Cleo’s glorious interpretations of the standards to John’s stunning small group, big band and soundtrack performances, here is the definitive celebration of their incredible contribution to music in Britain and beyond. ...Defying the ravages of time are the king and queen of British jazz, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, who are celebrating their respective 80th birthdays. To mark both auspicious occasions is a newly released 4CD box set. It contains rare early material by the couple (going back to the 40s and 50s)as well as later, more recent, collaborations with their children Jacqui and Alec Dankworth. Jazz critic Alyn Shipton provides perceptive liner notes. [4 stars, Charles Waring - Record Collector]

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