Anticipating the forthcoming release of their new CD on April 9, two legends of Irish jazz, guitarist Louis Stewart and pianist Jim Doherty perform together thisn Easter Sunday at JJ Smyths, Aungier Street, Dublin 2, (doors 4.00pm, on-stage at 4.45pm)
The new record is called Tunes and it features jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. It is in fact the first album of duets from life-long friends Stewart and Doherty (although they have apparently been talking about it for decades.)
The album was recorded over five sessions in at Dublin-based Beechpark studios. The eleven classic jazz numbers include Broadway and You Go To My Head.
Born in 1944, Louis has worked with Benny Goodman, Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott and George Shearing. Jim has performed with hundreds of jazz performers including Gerry Mulligan and Ray Charles. Both musicians have regularly worked with Dublin jazz chanteuse Honor Heffernan.