Andy Mayo - This Is For You British Product Audio Samples Available

This Is For You by Andy Mayo

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Jazz, CD, Album, Independent, Top Rated
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Jazz-tinged pop from the critically acclaimed British singer/songwriter.

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  1. 1. Broader Horizon
  2. 2. New Day
  3. 3. This Is For You
  4. 4. The Song Of The Saved
  5. 5. He Says He Loves Her
  6. 6. Perfect Peace
  7. 7. Seek The Lord
  8. 8. Flattered
  9. 9. Jazz Cafe
  10. 10. You Lifted Me
  11. 11. Love
  12. 12. Silhouetted
  13. 13. Why Worry
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Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Andy Mayo has been playing guitar since he was 12 and this is his second major CD (he also released a cassette album in 1993) which showcases his blues-influenced jazzy ballads. Working with longtime collaborator Nick Beston on saxes and the Serbian keyboard player Stan Mejerski (who engineered Mayo's 2003 album 'Dreams Of A Homecoming') Andy has put together a finely crafted set of songs which speak clearly of the Gospel and relate it to the experience of the man in the street (or the man in the jazz café, in this instance). His careful vocals mean that every word is heard and the diverse musical arrangements - particularly those which feature the aforementioned Nick Beston, and some achingly beautiful strings - are wonderfully produced. Some of the songs are obviously very personal and there are two or three which have a narrative style to equal the best of Tilbrook and Difford's work with Squeeze, "He Says He Loves Her" being a prime example. "Jazz Café" makes explicit an atmosphere which really pervades the whole album and into that atmosphere Andy sings the good news of Jesus with a forthrightness that hits the listener between the eyes. At a time when singer/songwriters are enjoying something of a renaissance, Andy Mayo's work is definitely up there with the best of them.

Style: Jazz
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 25213
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2007

Jazz-tinged pop from the critically acclaimed British singer/songwriter.

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Jazz CD British Product Audio Samples Available

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Posted by Helen Sheridan in Kingston, UK at 15:15 on Jun 24 2008

Song of the saved - love it! It makes me rejoice in my salvation, and that fact that my heavenly Father said to this leper, this blasphemer "Come home". Great words in Flattered - brilliant song. And love the scriptures made into songs, which means I meditate on them! Good for the soul, and love the music, style. Could he get a commuter jazz slot at the South Bank sometime??

Posted by dave at 00:39 on Jul 16 2008

met him in wales, nice guy!

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