Zero Sum Game – A funky blues, but there are no winners or losers involved…
5464 – A homage to Dave Brubeck’s phenomenal hit: Take Five
Make Up Your Mind – This vocal version of the original tune Vice Versa poses an ultimatum for indecisive courters
Up on the Downs – A funk tune, which was inspired during journeys by foot and bike around Sussex’s beautiful countryside
Asturias – Based on Isaac Albeniz’s composition of the same name
After Midnight – A ballad “after” Thelonius Monk’s Round Midnight
Short Straw – A samba to cheer up any one drawing one…..
That’s Alright By Me – Stevie Wonder meets jazz funk. Is that OK?
2nd set 16.00 – 16.45
Wave of Translation – Evokes the phenomenon of a bow wave discovered by the Scottish civil engineer John Scott Russell in 1834
Clear Water – Inspired by the team GB’s first gold medal in 2012 Olympics in the women’s pair rowing race
Prelude and Interlude in E minor A re-work of Chopin’s famous Prelude about losing a loved one – with a prog-rock interlude
Josie’s Tune – A township style tune which nods a wink to Billy Joel – dedicated to my beautiful daughter
Cubanicity – A latin piece inspired by the music of Cuba using congas and rhythms reflecting this country’s amazing musical heritage
Blues at 7 – A piece which puts the blues into a different time zone!
When You Put Your Hand in Mine – A vocal ballad for long term relationships…
Revelation – A gospel tune to raise the spirits
The John Lake Band was formed to play and record the original tunes written by John Lake (keyboards). Today the band features Phil Paton on saxes, Jackie Sampson on vocals and percussion, Simon Cambers on drums and Matt Casterton on bass.
Original compositions copyright of John Lake except 5464 & Make up Your Mind which is co-written by Simon Brewin.
Revelation was written by Russell Ferrante of the Yellowjackets
Acknowledgment is owed to the Prelude in E minor by Frederic Chopin and Asturias by Isaac Albania.
The band has recently launched a new CD – Wave of Translation