All I Can Do Polly Gibbons
- 1Permit Me to Introduce You to Yourself05:08
- 2Good Hands Tonight06:28
- 3Beautiful Things04:21
- 4If You Had the Chance05:21
- 5Some of my Best Friends Are the Blues06:36
- 6Anything Goes04:30
- 7This Is Always05:39
- 8All I Can Do05:03
- 9Everything Must Change07:23
- 10I'm Just a Lucky So and So05:48
- 11Nothing Compares to You06:24
- 12Sugar in My Bowl05:20
Info for All I Can Do
"All I Can Do" is the soulful British vocalist Polly Gibbons's third album. Polly Gibbons, a British-born star on the rise, has a sound and style that give off sparks. It’s raw, raspy, and full of heat; it sputters and growls, carves out funky grooves, and wails into the skies. "All I Can Do", places Gibbons in front of an audience, where she’s at her most explosive.
Featuring Tamir Hendelman, Richie Goods, Mark McLean, Paul Bollenback and Shedrick Mitchell, 'All I Can Do' showcases her signature mix of blues, jazz, pop and soul songs from Nina Simone's "Sugar In My Bowl" and Duke Ellington's "I'm Just A Lucky So and So" to the Sináed O'Connor hit "Nothing Compares 2 U."
“Polly Gibbons is a growing presence in the UK Jazz scene. She has already been nominated twice as "Best Jazz Vocalist" by JAZZ FM and the BBC. Fully embracing the inspiring expansiveness of American Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B, her career as a vocalist, composer and live performer is influenced by these genres. But Polly is hesitant to define her music as strictly Jazz; her eclectic repertoire and the ease and style with which she performs it, have led her to appear at a variety of music festivals and venues: from the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London opening for George Benson and Gladys Knight, or for Boz Scaggs at the famous Montreal Jazz Festival. Equally, her fans might find her performing a weekly residency with her band at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, Ronnie Scott’s in London or at the funky new venue Rudy's down in Nashville. Her music and her voice have a broad appeal to music lovers - and her ongoing touring over the last few years in the USA has garnered her many new fans.”
"A voice that is to Jazz what Adele's is to Pop: rich, powerful, soul baring!" (Evening Standard)
Polly Gibbons, vocals
Tamir Hendelman, piano
James Pearson, piano
Shedrick Mitchell, Hammond organ
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Richie Goods, bass
Marc McLean, drums
is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. Nominated for a BBC Jazz Award back in 2006 with no album release to her name, was clear indication of just how special a singer and performer Polly is. Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as being an original and gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humour and fun to performances. Having developed her craft over the past decade, Polly has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals and is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s performing with the All Stars. My Own Company, her debut UK jazz album with James Pearson, pianist and Musical Director of Ronnie Scott’s, was released to critical acclaim in August 2014 – long overdue, yet not before time, with Polly sounding more beautiful and rarer than ever. The album features original material including Midnight Prayer, co-penned with James Pearson, which won the Indie International Song Writing Competition 2014.
Polly signed to acclaimed US jazz label Resonance Records at the beginning of 2014, and soon after recorded the album ‘Many Faces Of Love’ in Los Angeles with founder and producer George Klabin. Having completed a highly successful preliminary autumn tour in Florida, New York, Boston and Minneapolis, the album was released globally on 4th February 2015.
Polly’s influences are brilliant, broad and inspired ~ from the poetry of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, to the be-bop of Charlie Parker, the deep wails of Mahalia Jackson’s gospel, to the emotional depth of Donny Hathaway, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone; the soul of Marvin Gaye, the blues of Buddy Guy and more contemporary brilliance in the sounds of Prince and D’Angelo.