At a time when, for all intents and purposes, radio has ceased to be the breeding ground for new talent, Tony DeSare's Radio Show takes a long and loving look back at its golden age. It's more than a little ironic that, with the timidly restrictive formats of many radio stations, Radio Show will find it tough to find listeners in the medium it celebrates.There isn't much demand for crooners these days, but a good singer will always be in style, and DeSare is in fine voice. If Billy Joel were a jazz vocalist instead of a working ...read more
For persons born before 1990, radio was the primary medium for hearing new music. Not only was the form of communication more widely used on the consumer end, but before mergers and buyouts, the announcers and deejays were as much a part of the listening experience as the songs themselves. Tony DeSare tries to recapture that atmosphere with Radio Show. A pianist, vocalist and composer, DeSare has made several national television appearances. In addition to performances in major cities to promote his recordings, DeSare has appeared with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for the 2005 Harold Arlen Centennial, ...read more
Harry Connick, Jr., John Pizzarelli, Peter Cincotti, and now, Tony DeSare: this quartet represents the cream of mainstream male jazz vocalists. The Frank Sinatra angle would not be inappropriate, but all of the above are expert on instruments second to their voices.
Tony DeSare, the freshman of this class, slipped onto the scene with 2005's Want You. He might be considered Telarc's answer to Concord's Cincotti, but this shortchanges both men, whose chops are beyond question, whose voices are durable, and whose looks are pure Hollywood. DeSare has a youthful flair to his singing that is infectious and never trite. ...read more
If you hadn't heard these songs before, it would be hard to separate the originals from the classics. Glen Falls, New York native Tony DeSare blends the two so well on his debut CD, Want You, that he offers a seamless transition between standards and new material. His compositions and his interpretations of the classics make the music fresh, while keeping within the framework of the American Songbook.With a voice that's likely to draw comparisons to Michael Buble, John Pizzarelli, and perhaps Mel Torme, this singer, pianist, and composer delivers a charming, thirteen-song album that includes six originals ...read more
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