Swimming Over London

Label: Signum (SIGCD192) | Year: 2010

Singers: David Hurley (countertenor), Timothy Wayne-Wright (countertenor), Paul Phoenix (tenor), Philip Lawson (baritone), Christopher Gabbitas (baritone), Stephen Connolly (bass)

Swimming Over London is a recent studio album of jazz inspired hits and recent commissions performed by The King’s Singers, and is a follow up to their Grammy Award winning crossover album Simple Gifts.

This album covers a huge range of pop and jazz inspired influences – from old favourites (Nat King Cole’s Straighten up and fly right, Arlen & Gershwin’s It’s a New World and Hoagy Carmichael’s Lazy Bones) to modern hits (Michael Bublé’s Home, Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours and Imogen Heap’s Hide and Seek). Commissions especially for the album come from Bob Chilcott, Mia Makaroff, Ysaye M. Barnwell and Roger Treece. A special King’s Singers arrangement of Mika’s By the time is also featured, inspired by their performance with him for the 2009 Mencap Little Noise sessions at the Union Chapel.

Track Listing

  1. Swimming Over London Bob Chilcott & Charles Bennett 3:10
  2. I'm yours Jason Mraz arr. Philip Lawson 3:37
  3. Angel Sarah McLachlan arr. Roger Treece 5:30
  4. By the time Mika (Michael Penniman) arr. Philip Lawson 3:09
  5. September 15th/Keeper of the seasons Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, lyrics: Don Rosler, arr. Roger Treece 7:51
  6. It's a new world Harold Arlen & Ira Gershwin arr. Richard Rodney Bennett 4:03
  7. Don't let go Ysaye M. Barnwell 4:10
  8. Hide and seek Imogen Heap arr. Christopher Gabbitas 5:11
  9. Lazy bones/Up a lazy river Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer & Sidney Arodin arr. Daryl Runswick 4:52
  10. Andromeda Mia Makaroff 4:18
  11. Recipe for love Harry Connick, Jr arr. Berty Rice 3:06
  12. Silent Love Mia Makaroff 3:23
  13. Straighten up and fly right Nat King Cole & Irving Mills arr. Alexander L'Estrange 4:05
  14. Home Michael Buble, Amy Foster-Gillies & Alan Chang arr. Alexander L'Estrange 3:56

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