Manchester Evening News

This is an unusual album for my slot, as most of the tracks are in jazz or laid-back swing style. But they are beautifully played by Manchester-trained trombonist Carol Jarvis, and I recommend it not only for a rewarding experience of easy listening but because it’s been produced to help the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Rolf Harris has contributed an endorsement and his own portrait of Carol, and several of the musical arrangements are by Roderick Dunk, the co-producer of the disc. All the musicians in the orchestral and other accompanying groups gave their services free. Above all, it’s a wonderful testimony to the talent and spirit of a very remarkable musician. The Diversions label is a division of the Divine Art Record Company of Northallerton.

—Robert Beale