Sing a Song of Ashton is a double album featuring just some of the many songs written by NYJO founder Bill Ashton OBE for the various vocalists who have sung with the band during his 46 years in charge.
Bill’s responsibility for this particular aspect of NYJO’s repertoire – the songs – has ranged from supplying anything from the mere idea, or even just a title, to providing the complete lyric and/or the tune.
This double album contains a variety of tracks taken from NYJO’s many vocal CDs, live concert and studio recordings over the years. It features no fewer than 16 different vocalists, singing 38 songs – and is a remarkable and historic record of many a fine musician’s debut on the British jazz scene.
Sing a Song of Ashton is released on 10th December 2012 and the album can be purchased as a CD – or individual tracks downloaded in MP3 format – by clicking on Amazon.