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Tierney Sutton Band: Screenplay

Read "Screenplay" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Cinema-related “standards" have been fertile territory for musicians to harvest ever since Al Jolson walked miles for smiles. With Screenplay, 8-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton—here as the Tierney Sutton Band—takes a fascinating retrospective, delivering fifteen tunes we have often heard— but never this creatively. The result is a showcase that is unique, engaging, and—in terms of ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: ScreenPlay

Read "ScreenPlay" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A cinematic sweep has long been present in the music of the Tierney Sutton Band, but never before have the stories been so vivid and the colors as striking. With ScreenPlay this long-running group adopts and adapts material from the silver screen, creating high art that's spellbinding and eminently listenable.

In the past, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tierney Sutton Band at Jazz Standard

Read "Tierney Sutton Band at Jazz Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Tierney Sutton Band
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
February 19, 2015

In jazz circles, educated and experienced listeners often steer clear of first nights and opening sets of multi-night engagements. They rigidly adhere to that maxim about bands--be it an ad hoc formation or a working band--being a bit rusty ...

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Tierney Sutton Band at Dazzle

Read "Tierney Sutton Band at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Tierney Sutton Band
Dazzle
Denver
May 6, 2012

Most attractive female singers with long blonde hair simply market themselves under their own name. Not so Tierney Sutton. She's not a solo act. She's part of the Tierney Sutton Band. Sure, she's the focal point onstage (a long blonde mane will do that), but the band ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Denver, December 29, 2010

Read "Tierney Sutton Band: Denver, December 29, 2010" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Tierney Sutton Band
Dazzle Nightclub
Denver, USA
December 29, 2010, Second Set

It turns out the Tierney Sutton Band operates a foster home. They don't take in human children, rather they adopt songs. Most of these songs didn't even know they needed a new home. Most were happily making their way through life, having been ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Tierney Sutton and her group Sunday, Sept 12th. at The Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg PA

Tierney Sutton and her group Sunday, Sept 12th. at The Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg PA

The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz are proud to present Tierney Sutton and her group Sunday, Sept 12th. Beginning at 6 p.m. A Youth band from an area high school or college will open the Concert's with 5 pm performances.The concert will take place at The Hilton Harrisburg located at 1 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg PA ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Live at Iridium

Read "Tierney Sutton Band: Live at Iridium" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Tierney Sutton Band
Iridium Jazz Club
New York City
August 21, 2009

Backed by her longtime band formed by Chris Jacob (piano), Kevin Axt (bass) and Ray Brinker (drums), vocalist Tierney Sutton took the stage at the famed New York City jazz club with a set mostly based ...

Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Tierney Sutton Band: Desire" reviewed by Carl L. Hager

Tierney Sutton Band
Desire
Telarc
2009

Singer Tierney Sutton's Desire is the kind of provocative musical work that could change the way a listener hears music. It is an album that is meant to spiritually provoke. It arrests, alarms, it even terrifies.



By the end ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

The soft flute that is Tierney Sutton's voice slowly brings the audience in to “It's Only a Paper Moon," the opening track to Desire, an 11-song collection of titles that expresses people's fixation on fame and fortune.

The Grammy-nominated Tierney Sutton band defies mainstream practices; many vocalists often surround themselves with a seemingly constant ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Most singers place the emphasis on romance when interpreting the Great American Songbook. Not Tierney Sutton. The LA-based vocalist's Desire is a decidedly unromantic, melancholy effort that looks at the darker side of standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen, as well as more contemporary tunes by Dave Frishberg and others. ...