Chovendo na roseira (Antonio Carlos Jobim) | Gentle rain (Luis Bonfá/Matt Dubey) | But not for me (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) | Second time around (Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen) | Nuestra ultima cita (Armando Medina) | Dindi (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Ray Gilbert/Louise Oliveira) | Nós e o mar (Roberto Menescal/Ronaldo Bôscoli) | The very thought of you (Ray Noble) | Caminhos cruzados (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Newton Mendonça) | La puerta (Luis Demetrio Traconis Molina) | It could happen to you (Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen) | There’ll be another spring (Peggy Lee/Hubie Wheeler) | Bonus track Noche de Ronda (Maria Teresa Lara Aguirre)
Please click on the underlined track titles to hear an MP3 excerpt of that track…
Sally Doherty Quartet’s second album, ‘Second Time Around’ was released at the end of 2007.
The quartet was augmented by a few guest appearances, the full line-up being:
Sally Doherty | Vocals, Flute (on track 1)
Piero Tucci | Piano, Accordion
Colin Elliot | Double bass, Percussion, Fender Rhodes (on track 6)
Phil Johnson | Drums
Shez Sheridan | Spanish guitar
Liz Hanks | Cello
Track 13 is part of a project with Donald Grant and involved
Donald Grant | Fiddle
Catriona McKay | Scottish harp
Matt Baker | Double bass
Red Skies Strings:
Magnus Johnston, Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, Frances Grime, Tom Hankey, Catrin Morgan, Helena Roques | Violins
Nancy Johnston, Felix Tanne | Violas
Eilidh Martin, Lucy Payne | Cellos
Sally instigated this project after years of listening to bossa nova and samba from Brazil as well as music from Cuba and Mexico and after being inspired by such jazz singers as Chet Baker, Nina Simone and Billy Holiday and Brazilian singers João Gilberto, Elis Regina, Maria Creuza, Rosa Passos and Eliane Elias. She approaches Brazilian bossa nova and samba and Cuban and Mexican boleros with the same ease as the ballads and swings that she carefully selects from the American songbook. Her set includes the bossa nova repertoire of Antonio Carlos Jobim and songs by other great writers such as Chico Buarque, Ary Barroso, Consuelo Velázquez, Luis Bonfa, Jimmy Van Heusen, Gershwin, Dennis and Adair, Romburg and Hammerstein and many others. Her singing has been described as ‘intimate and passionate’. She sings the Latin American songs in their original languages of Portuguese and Spanish because, she says, “they sound so much more beautiful”.
Some favourite venues/gigs so far have been the Hear & Now Festival in Howden, Scarborough Jazz Club, Cinnamon Club in Altrincham, the Sands in Gainsborough, the HiFi club in Leeds, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Melbourne Arts Festival and Wigan International Jazz Festival.
Sally has also performed this repertoire as a guest vocalist with Peter King and Neil Yates and with Alan Barnes as well as opening for Cleo Laine and Alex Wilson.
“This new album of mainly latin jazz from Sally Doherty features an inspired choice of material, an excellent band and faultless intonation and taste from Sally herself, sounding equally at home in Portuguese, Spanish and English. All the tracks are superbly arranged and produced and the sound quality is exceptional. The singing is not only technically accomplished but very beautiful, and Sally manages to make these songs her own. This release will appeal to a wide spectrum of listeners well beyond the usual jazz fans.”—Alan Barnes.
“A universal voice sans pareil. Sally stuns for her many afficionados”—Marlborough Jazz Festival.
“Sally Doherty (is) a Sheffield singer transplanted (musically) to Latin America. She invests a bossa nova with deep feeling and girlish freshness, and has some of Stacey (Kent)’s command of pitch, timing and general exquisiteness. But, as Nós e o Mar demonstrates, the chaps in the band can swing out too.”—Alan Brownlee, Manchester Evening News.
“lovely… terrific”—Jazz Jury, The Jazz digital radio.
“I personally felt it stood out from the rest”—David Jensen, The Jazz digital radio.
“I found this mainly Latin tinged album to be a delight. A judicious blend of standards, Jobim familiar… and unfamiliar… and other Latin numbers. Sally imparts a delicious, langourous charm to all of them.”—In Tune International, March 2008.
“…Her voice has a bell-like clarity with impeccable pitch and diction. She adds to these qualities faultless sensitivity to the mood of each song, and a great sense of swing… Sally is richly served by her musicians who give matchless ensemble work and commendably short but high class solos.”—Dick Armstrong, Scarborough Jazz.
“Latin jazz outfit the Sally Doherty Quartet gently lulled their audience with a mix of pieces from their latest album, Second Time Around and a mix of contemporary and classic jazz pieces. The audience sat back, relaxed and enjoyed a great performance by a band who will hopefully return to Melbourne Festival another year.”—Melbourne Festival.