Just in time

“I love the integrity and beauty of Esther’s voice” – 

Marc Myers, Jazzwax

Esther Bennett had been working as a saxophonist and singer since the mid 90s, performing in wine bars, restaurants, clubs and venues in various band and duo situations.
In order to take her jazz career to the next level, it was imperative that she produce a debut CD. The calling card that opens the door for jazz artists, to recognised jazz gigs and venues, on these shores and across Europe and to the rest of the world.The songs from the album were chosen from well worked in standards from the American Songbook and from an older sister’s record collection of singer songwriters of the 1970s & 80s.Popular songs that were of course  fashioned to fit into the jazz idiom of swing, bossa and funky latin feels for the benefit of this album.


Song list


  1. JUST IN TIME – Styne/Comdon/Green
  2. AT SEVENTEEN – Janis Ian
  3. HONKY CAT – Elton John & Bernie Taupin
  4. RUNNIN’ OUT OF FOOLS – Richard Ahlert & Eddie Snyder
  5. PRELUDE TO A KISS – Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon & Irving Mills
  6. BITTER SWEET – Tracey Thorn
  7. UNLUCKY IN LOVE – Leo Sayer
  8. THEY CAN’T TAKE THAT AWAY – George & Ira Gershwin 

Personnel/Credits


Vocals :  Esther Bennett 
Backing Vocals : Esther Bennett, Ian Shaw
Piano : Leon Greening
Bass: Simon Little and Oli Hayhurst
Drums : Mark Fletcher
Guitar : Ramsay McInnes
Flute : Steve Rubie
Sax : Alex Garnett
Synth Strings : Ian Shaw

PRODUCED BY IAN SHAW   
Recorded at The 606 Club and The Cow Shed Studios
Mixed, engineered & mastered by Joe Leach  
Cover design by Symeon Cosburn   RELEASED : 2005

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