Chris Hodgkins, Jazz London Radio “Sue McCreeth's new cd 'Queer Bird’ is a cracking
album, with a stellar line-up and wonderful tunes.
CHRIS HODGKINS writes:
“Sue McCreeth came to the attention of audiences and critics with her well received
album in 2001, 500 Miles The Air Is Blue. Since then she has worked extensively throughout
the UK with some of the finest jazz musicians on the scene; been shortlisted twice
for the International Song Writing Competition; won three touring awards from Jazz
Services; and sold out for the London Jazz Festival.
Sue’s last CD No Evil was recorded in the summer of 2013 and was released to great
acclaim in May 2014. The Observer's Dave Gelly gave a rare 4 star review and Wayne
Shorter featured the album's release on his own website news page.
“Queer Bird - elegant songs of England bornis a selection of 9 compositions by British
composers, plus three originals by Sue McCreeth. This album is beautifully conceived,
elegantly crafted and under pinned by a top flight team of musicians. The listener
will be pleasantly surprised with the results, as all these tunes are artfully arranged
and not just a rendition of some great tunes. Whilst Sue may have been influenced
by the heroes the ‘American Song Book’ Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day,
on this CD of British originals Sue more than demonstrates her talents as a vocalist
in her own right.” (Chris Hodgkins)
Queer Bird is currently featuring on Chris’ Jazz Then and Now playlist on Jazz London