Wendy Kirkland (second album, The Music’s On Me, released 20 July)

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It’s “both a consolidation of the first album and something a bit different”. Pianist, singer and lyricist Wendy Kirkland tells Rob Adams about her new album, The Music’s On Me, and why the CD is still important to her.

Wendy Kirkland as she appears on The Music’s On Me (Photo: Mark Ludbrook of SportShots.co.uk)

Wendy Kirkland releases her second album, The Music’s On Me, on July 19 on the back of glowing reviews for her 2017 debut release, Piano Divas.

The Chesterfield-based pianist and singer showcases a third side of her talents with the new album, as she has written lyrics to pieces by Michel Petrucciani, Michael Brecker, Russell Malone, Wes Montgomery and Don Grolnick.

“I wanted this one to be both a consolidation of the first album and something a bit different but not so different that it would alienate listeners,” she says. “It’s certainly not free…

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