N&N Festival, Sarah Jane Morris review: A treat of a show
- Credit: Supplied by Norfolk and Norwich Festival
James Goffin reviews Sarah Jane Morris at Norwich Playhouse for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
This special tribute show saw jazz and R&B vocalist Sarah Jane Morris exploring the songs of Scottish folk singer songwriter John Martyn.
Accompanied by a small band led by Tony Remy and interspersed with short films of Martyn's friends and family, the affectionate journey ran through a dozen of his songs.
The opening Fairytale Lullaby was a gentle start, with delicate acoustic guitar dominating, before moving on to the fuller sounds of Couldn't Love You More and Call Me.
Morris has a strong and distinctive voice and just as distinctive appearance, with her curly locks on top of an eye-catching kimono-bustle affair. The power of her delivery came through most strongly in Sweet Little Mystery, May You Never and Solid Air, whose complicated guitar lines also demonstrated the skill of the band.
You may also want to watch:
The main set closed with a thumping rendition of Don't Want To Know, with the audience serving as backing vocalists. A treat of a show.
- 1 'Disaster from start to finish': Parents slam school for failing kids
- 2 Power still out in parts of Norwich city centre six hours later
- 3 New £64,000 bus lane could cut 80 seconds off journeys
- 4 Resurfacing works to see closures on three busy city roads
- 5 Alan Carr enjoys 'delicious food' and leaves large tip at city restaurant
- 6 People in Norwich fined £21k for failing to pay for prescriptions
- 7 'Diabolical' - Fury over trees felled for road widening scheme
- 8 Family piano shop founded in 1887 is leaving the city
- 9 See how Norwich Castle's keep is being transformed
- 10 Roadworks to be aware of in Norwich this week