New album release, ‘The Last Bohemians’ by McAlmont & Webb
Stellar vocalist David McAlmont and Alex Webb have collaborated to create a unique love letter to the jazz life on this new CD, released in November 2019. With 10 original compositions (including two new McAlmont & Webb songs) and six contemporary covers, the album evokes a classic jazz sound without nostalgia. Musicians on the album include Tony Kofi (saxes) and Andy Davies (trumpet); it was produced by Andrew Cleyndert and is a Copasetic production distributed by Lateralize Ltd.
Reaction to ‘The Last Bohemians’:
‘His [McAlmont’s] first record this side of the advent of streaming and what a beauty it is’ – Marlbank.net
‘McAlmont is a swinger at heart … effortless authority, seductive and sassy’ – Mojo (****)
‘Salty originals, jazz standards and some radical reinventions of pop songs’ – Uncut (8/10)
‘Winning combinations are part of jazz history – Parker & Gillespie, Davis & Coltrane, Holiday & Young. Now we can add McAlmont & Webb to the list’ – Jazz Journal (****)
‘McAlmont’s voice is a thing of unique beauty, and his imaginative grasp of the music, coupled with the fine songwriting and engaging arrangements, make The Last Bohemians an unqualified success’ – Jazzwise (****)
‘He really has got the chops. The voice is light but elastic … an artist with soul’ – The Sunday Times (Jazz Album of the Week)
Reaction to ‘Call Me Lucky’ by Alex Webb & The Copasetics, released 2016:
’13 original songs that sound like standards, with no fewer than 11 of today’s finest jazz vocalists … what’s not to like?’ – London Evening Standard (****)
‘Though it’s golden age jazz, it all manages to be quirkily contemporary – and a remarkable talent-spotting coup into the bargain’ – The Guardian (****):
‘I expected this CD to be wonderful and I wasn’t disappointed. It could well be my CD of the year’ – BebopSpokenHere
Eleven great jazz vocalists sing thirteen Alex Webb compositions on this stunning album.The CD features vocalists Liane Carroll, Cherise Coryna, Alexia Gardner, Allan Harris, Jo Harrop, David McAlmont, China Moses, Sandra Nkaké, Vimala Rowe, Alexander Stewart and Ayanna Witter-Johnson; musicians on the album include Nathaniel Facey, Freddie Gavita, Denys Baptiste, Winston Rollins, Sue Richardson, Alex Davis, Miles Danso, Andy Cleyndert, Andy Chapman, Sophie Alloway, Jo Caleb and Raphael Lemonnier.
All the songs were written and arranged by Alex Webb apart from Winters (Webb/Witter-Johnson) and Nothing But A Blues (Webb/Moses/Lemonnier). CD produced by Andrew Cleyndert; executive producer Neal Richardson; a Copasetic Production for Splash Point Music; worldwide distribution by Proper.