NIKI KING SINGS FIRST TAKE: THE MUSIC OF ROBERTA FLACK

Dave Milligan

NIKI KING SINGS FIRST TAKE: THE MUSIC OF ROBERTA FLACK

  • Date: 23 - Jul - 2016
  • Time: 22:00
  • Location: George Square Spiegeltent
  • Venue: Niki King, Edinburgh Jazz Festival
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First Take was the debut album for legendary jazz/soul singer and pianist, Roberta Flack.  Recorded in 1969 (apparently in just 10 hours), it reached number 1 in the charts after jazz fan, Clint Eastwood featured the now classic song, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” on the soundtrack to “Play Misty For Me”. It’s music that vocalist Niki King is passionate about and she’s put together a special band with an international line-up, including harp and strings. They’ll play all of the songs and arrangements from this iconic album, alongside a choice selection of early recordings including; “Until It’s Time For You To Go”, “Reverend Lee”, “Compared To What”, “Killing Me Softly” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”.