Christina Bjordal: Tribute to Peggy Lee & George Shearing; "Beauty and the beat",
Christina Bjordal sings with the musicians Tom Finlay, Rickie Steele
and Mark Allis.
The collaboration between Peggy Lee and George Shearing on the sensational "Beauty and the Beat" album of 1959 remains one of the most powerful and influential jazz vocal records of all time. Tom Finlay has always been fascinated by the record, and he has assembled a special group, featuring Mark Allis on vibes and Christina Bjordal to recreate the unique sound.
Christina and her band performed at Edinburgh International Jazz Festival on the 1 August and also on Saturday 16 August at Hospitalfield House, Ardbroath ( http://www.hospitalfield.org.uk/htm/house.htm )