Linger Awhile

Spotlite SPJ 576 CD

Released November 2003

Track Listing:

  1. Relax with me

  2. That's when I miss you the most

  3. No more blues

  4. My foolish heart

  5. I remember Clifford

  6. I got the world on a string

  7. My time of day intro

  8. If I were a bell

  9. You taught my heart to sing

  10. I'm walking

  11. Dindi

  12. Spring can really hang you up the most

  13. That's all

What the critics say about Linger Awhile:

‘This CD should be a cause for rejoicing among readers of this magazine. Gibson’s voice is strong and mature and she sings with irresistible rhythmic drive. Whether drifting eloquently through Dindi or steaming through That’s All, she displays all the qualities that have made her a major asset to the world of the female jazz singer’.


‘From the sheer snap of the first eight bars of saxophonist Martin Williams’ ‘Relax With Me’, the opening track on Lee Gibson’s new CD, the head-shaking groove of John Pearce (piano), Paul Morgan (bass) and Bobby Worth (drums) announces an imminent jazz treat.

Lee Gibson is the real deal, a singer who can swoop or soar like Sarah Vaughan, who can play tricks with phrase-lengths or syllable accents and yet never lose her grip for a split second.

In addition to her marvellous trio, seven of the thirteen tracks feature an excellent horn section of Steve Waterman, Andy Panayi, Mark Nightingale and the vastly underrated saxophonist Martin Williams, who has also contributed four of the uncluttered, nicely voiced charts.

But Gibson doesn’t just do hard swing, and her reading of Benny Golson’s sublime ‘I Remember Clifford’ proves conclusively that her jazz soul runs very deep.’

Brian Blain - ‘JAZZ UK’

‘This is a lady who never fails to please with her personality-plus performances of an increasingly wide range of material and who insists on working with the very best available players. Her finale, an unexpectedly upbeat version of the usual ballad That’s All, is a triumph of verbal navigation in her expert jazz vein. Splendid.’

Les Tomkins - ‘JAZZ RAG’

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