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Debut Album 'All Or Nothing At All' by ALEXANDER STEWART Released 5th Sept

ALEXANDER STEWART 
Debut Album 'All Or Nothing At All' 
RELEASED MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2011 


There's a space between Georgie Fame and Plan B, between Mark Murphy and James Hunter. Where musicianship meets soul, and stories of love and loss are told over a powerful acoustic groove.

It's a space where you can now hear Alexander Stewart.

At just 23 years of age, Manchester-born singer Alexander Stewart releases his debut CD All Or Nothing At All, and the act that has captivated Ronnie Scott's, the Pizza Express, Boisdale's, the Hideaway, the Forge - in fact all of London's coolest music venues - can be heard in the company of some of the UK's finest musicians.

Alexander has already created a buzz as one of the most precociously talented vocalists of the new generation. With a warm, urgent voice that shows off his early love of Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett, he avoids being a nostalgia act with his judiciously off-beat choice of material and a decidedly contemporary energy level. As well as clever re-arrangements of some of the famous standards, he stamps his mark on great pop songs as well as adding some superb originals, including songs by his pianist and musical director Alex Webb.

He has appeared on stage with Curtis Stigers and Buddy Greco (in a concert from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival broadcast live by BBC Radio 2) and sung live on ITV1’s Alan Titchmarsh Show. He has also performed live on BBC Radio London and other local radio stations

All Or Nothing At All features a stellar band of bassist Gary Crosby OBE (whose CV includes Courtney Pine, Jazz Jamaica, Nu Troop and Denys Baptiste), saxophonist Nathaniel Facey (of MOBO-winning group Empirical), trumpeter Freddie Gavita (previously a star of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra) and Andy Chapman (Rhythmica, Ayanna Witter-Johnson). Pianist, arranger and musical director Alex Webb has contributed the original track The Hard Way featuring a guest appearance by Blue Note recording artist China Moses, daughter of legendary singer Dee Dee Bridgewater.

The CD, produced by first-call bassist and producer Andy Cleyndert, ranges from Blondie (Call Me) to the Smiths (Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want), from Sam Sparro (Black And Gold) to Paul Simon (Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover) - with a nod to past masters like Sinatra (Too Marvellous For Words) and Ellington (Jump For Joy). It's a high-energy record with razor-sharp arrangements, augmented by punchy horn charts from US saxophonist Frank Griffith.

The album is released on Alexander Stewart Music (Cat No. ASM001) via Proper Note Distribution on Monday 5 September and is launched with a live show at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, Soho London W1 on Monday 12 September - Book tickets HERE!

Click HERE to pre-order the album

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