Jazz singer Cathrine Legardh and the Scottish pianist Brian Kellock are back together in a loving duet on the album ‘Love Still Wears A Smile’. The CD is released on 4th April 2013 on Storyville Records, and this is the first time since the debut album ‘Gorgeous Creature’ (Storyville 2008) that Legardh and Kellock go into the studio together. The album marks ten years of friendship and musical collaboration and interprets exclusively jazz standards, including a handful of lesser known – or more neglected – particular of Henry Mancini and Kurt Weill.
‘Brian Kellock, one of the Unsung heroes of Scottish jazz and one of the best jazz pianist in Europe plays with Danish singer Cathrine Legardh, hvis smoky sultry voice works perfectly with Kellock’s mastery of the keys.’ BBC NEWS | SCOTLAND
Cathrine Legardh, born 1973 (Denmark), jazz vocalist, previously released three critically acclaimed albums on Storyville Records, in addition to two CDs and a book for children called NullerNix. She sings standards, Nordic songs and her own compositions primarily in Danish, Swedish and English. In 2011 she was nominated for a Danish Music Awards and an Icelandic Music Awards for the album “Land & Sky, consisting of original compositions written in collaboration with the Icelandic saxophonist, Sigurdur Flosason.
Brian Kellock, born in 1962 (Scotland), one of Britain’s finest pianists, graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986. Has toured all over the world, including working with Herb Geller, Sheila Jordan, Art Farmer, Red Rodney, Scott Hamilton, Stanley Turrentine and others. Has released a handful of albums with his own trio and in particular recorded for Warner Bros. Records. Did the BBC Jazz Awards in 2003 and 2004 and also won the title of ‘Jazz Musician of the Year’ in the UK in 2011.