Paul Ryan and Kenny Clayton celebrate the immense contribution that jazz pianists have made to the Great American Songbook.
Ryan's impeccable phrasing and sensitive reading of a lyric is matched by Clayton's superb musicianship that has long marked him out as one of the UK's leading pianists, arrangers and composers. The show is further enlivened by their trademark brand of irreverent good humour with revealing anecdotes and stories behind the songs.
Featuring music by such great pianists as Fats Waller, Erroll Garner and Nat King Cole, the show also includes numbers from less celebrated talents including Matt Dennis and Bart Howard, and those undisputed giants Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
'Effortlessly stylish interpretations of the Great American Songbook…Ryan's witty delivery of some of the greatest lyrics ever written is enabled and complemented by the quietly authentic genius of Clayton's playing' - Cary Gee, Tribune
All the verve, vigour and joie de vivre of a couple of rakes who have lived full and interesting lives…like the jazz heroes of old!' - Rick Star, livemusic.com