Hugh Coltman - Jazz in Marciac

Hugh Coltman (voice); Frédéric Couderc (baritone clarinet); Jérôme Etcheberry (trumpet); Jerry Edwards (trombone); Didier Havet (soubassophone); Freddy Koella (guitar); Gael Rakotondrabe (piano); Raphael Chassin (drums); Heard in the company of the pianist Eric Legnini on an album where he was simply a guest, Hugh Coltman rapidly broke the barrier of confidentiality to gain access to the the antechamber of notoriety. His latest hour of glory (for the time being), was his allegorical project based on the repertoire of Nat King Cole, the historic crooner and pianist. The voice of this Brit possesses that full masculinity which characterises his dedicatee, but it carries with it a bit of spleen, a sort of Baudelairian charm which the language of Shakespeare makes even more palpable...A confirmation eagerly awaited in Marciac this summer with his new album 'Who's happy?'. With drums which dance just like in one of those legendary burials in New Orleans, brass saturated with soul, guitars mixing up all the blues and all the folk... Hugh Coltman treated himself to a sublime backdrop for eleven songs in which his warm 'been through it all' voice can be heard. He is a conoisseur in human emotions, always charitable towards the evening's lover, the lost soul at dawn or the forlorn in the blazing sunshine. Recorded at Jazz in Marciac Festival (Circus top), on July 31, 2018; TV Director, Jean-Marc Birraux (64 min)