Here is a quartet version of ‘Mendacity’ livestreamed from Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames, Surrey on November 19th 2020. Kate Williams - piano and arranger Chris Biscoe - alto sax Conor Chaplin - bass Jon Scott - drums
Recording (sound and visuals) engineered by Nigel Greenaway and Ed Butcher Mendacity (Chips Bayen, Max Roach) was originally released on Max Roach's 1961 album "Percussion Bitter Sweet", sung by the great Abbey Lincoln. Thanks to Emily Boulting and all at Riverhouse Barn (www.riverhousebarn.co.uk) for enabling this concert.
LYRICS Mendacity, mendacity, it makes the world go round A politician makes a speech and never hears the sound The campaign trail winds on and on, in towns from coast to coast The winner ain't the one who's straight, but he who lies the most.
Now voting rights in this fair land we know are not denied But if I tried in certain states, from treetops I'd be tied Mendacity, mendacity, it seems is everywhere But try and tell the truth, and most folks scream "Not fair!"
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