Piano player and vocalist LARRY BERKOVITZ led his band ‘Email Special’ for over 12 years, which is where he first worked with sax and clarinet player ZAK BARRETT. In recent years Larry and Zak have performed together under the band name ‘Larry Barkovitz, Zak Barrett & Friends’ to much acclaim.
“… in my humble opinion, the secret of a good gig (beyond the sheer talent and appeal of the performers) lies in choosing the right repertoire.” Larry Berkovitz, November 2017.
The tracks on this wonderful jazz CD were recorded live at a series of concerts in December 2016. Larry and Zak like to pick approachable material – a light balance of differing Jazz styles and rhythms. These include a healthy dose of recognisable standards ideal for an audience to hum, bleat or just tap their feet along too together with the odd offering of something newer or just a little less known.
Whatever they choose, their aim is to suit all tastes, whether hardcore jazz enthusiasts, their family members, people that have turned up at the wrong theatre, or just fans of the good crooners. It’s all great fun! Their hope is that this album conveys the eclectic atmosphere, all the fun and laughter on stage and the enthusiasm on the floor so that you enjoy listening to their music as much as they enjoyed making it.