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Peter Eldridge, Kenny Werner: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Singer Peter Eldridge, founding member of the famed New York Voices, and veteran pianist and composer Kenny Werner, a world-class performer for over 40 years, finally come together for a collaboration of talent and song that has been percolating for nearly a decade. The result is the incredible, sophisticated harmonic treasure Somewhere, a masterful fusion of song, talent and magic, nicely wrapped in an audacious eleven-track vocal album. The breadth of the project was not fully known to ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Eldridge and Kenny Werner: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Approximately ten years ago, pianist Kenny Werner invited his Berklee colleague, vocalist Peter Eldridge, to the studio for a library music recording session. When Eldridge arrived, expecting an intimate duo setup, he received the shock of a lifetime: Werner was there with an orchestra, 40 deep. That curve ball, which Eldridge, of course, took in stride, proved to be a gift, as it planted the seed for this lush bouquet of a project. Recalling classic singer-arranger pairings ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Eldridge: Disappearing Day

Read "Disappearing Day" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Pianist, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning singer Peter Eldridge unveils his fifth solo album with Disappearing Day, presenting a varied mix of styles from jazz and alternative to a country-tinged piece, on seven original tunes and five covers offering arrangements from Paul McCartney, Leonard Bernstein to Frank Sinatra. This is not your typical jazz vocal album where the artist is backed up by a trio or quartet and voices standards like so many other vocalists often do. This album showcases different ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Eldridge: Disappearing Day

Read "Disappearing Day" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It wouldn't necessarily be inaccurate to refer to Peter Eldridge as a “singer-songwriter," but that tag definitely does not fit him. Such a label just undercuts the creative brilliance behind his music, diminishing the beauty, truth, strength, wit, and compassion in his work. The man is far more than a simple spinner of songs. His is the true voice of understanding, speaking on its own terms while also capturing and expressing the emotions that we all feel. If ever there ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Peter Eldridge: Mad Heaven

Read "Mad Heaven" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

"Easy listening" is a term that's often associated with bland, tepid material which serves as background fodder in supermarkets and shopping malls, but the term isn't negative by nature. Easy listening has a positive side, and Peter Eldridge's Mad Heaven is the proof. Eldridge packages charming pieces in an easy-to-swallow format that belies the sophistication behind his music, and provides an easy-on-the-ears entrance point into the world of modern jazz vocals. Eldridge's arranging skills have always been ...

INTERVIEW

Peter Eldridge: A Lot of Other Stuff

Read "Peter Eldridge: A Lot of Other Stuff" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

In 1986, a group of kids from Ithaca College got to sing at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Although it was on the patio, rather than the main casino stage, it inspired the creation of the New York Voices, one of the most successful and long-running vocal groups in music history. The Voices seem to be on continuous tour, performing at the world's most prestigious venues. After six of their own albums, and two Grammy-winners with Paquito D'Rivera and the Count ...


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