From the Very Start

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“Sue’s got a great voice, the quartet’s excellent and I enjoyed it very much. Chase it up! You won’t regret it”

Chris Moore on ‘Jazz Incorporated’, BBC Radio Nottingham


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1. You’d be so nice to come home to (Cole Porter) Click Here to Listen

2. Les Feuilles Mortes (Joseph Kosma/Jacques Prevert)

3. Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)

4. Love Dance (Paul H Williams/Ivan Lins/Victor Martins) Click Here to Listen

5. Comes Love (Sam H Stept/Lew Brown/Charles Tobias)

6. Close as pages in a book (Sigmund Romberg/Dorothy Fields)

7. Pete (Lanny Grey) Click Here to Listen

8. Ghost of a chance (Victor Young/Bing Crosby/Ned Washington) Click Here to Listen

9. One note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

10. Never let me go (Jay Livingstone/Raymond B Evans) Click Here to Listen

11. We’ll be together again (Carl Fischer/Frankie Lane)

12. Save your love for me (Buddy Johnson)

Bonus Track: Alone Together (Arthur Schwartz/Howard Dietz)
(Pete on piano, bass and trumpet, Sue on 3-part vocals and flute)

Tracks 1-12 recorded, mixed and mastered by Nick Taylor at Porcupine Studios, London
Bonus track recorded by Pete Ringrose, mixed and mastered by Nick Taylor

Produced by Pete Ringrose and Sue Rivers




From the Very Start…

…derives its title from the lyrics of the wonderfully romantic track Never Let Me Go, just one of the beautiful songs on this album, all chosen because they are so special to me.

Jo Fooks (sax) , Jim Treweek (piano), Pete Ringrose (bass) and Buster Birch (drums), joined me in the recording studio for a fantastic day and I am truly grateful to them for their energy, enthusiasm and musicianship.

I am also indebted to all the other inspirational musicians I’ve ever worked with, to those jazz promoters who work tirelessly to keep music live, and, of course, the many enthusiasts and aficionados who turn up at my gigs!

When I listen to a singer I want to feel the passion contained within the song; I need to know the singer means it. I mean this CD from the heart, and hope you will enjoy listening to it, from the very start …

… Sue, October 2010

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