“…an out-and-out masterpiece.” – allaboutjazz.com

“Mind to Fly’ hits a sweet spot — and goes down just as easily as a caipirinha.”           – NPR “Songs We Love”

“Eldridge’s own voice has a timbre which somehow simultaneously suggests both the wry cool of a dispassionate observer and the intimate warmth of a lifelong friend.” – The Jazz Breakfast


Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! I could not be more excited about the release of my new solo album ‘Disappearing Day’, currently out on Sunnyside Records in all your most favorite formats !!! A true labor of love, years in the making, and featuring a number of my favorite people/musicians, including (alphabetically of course) Matt Aronoff, Caleb Burhans, Laila Biali-Wittman, Anat Cohen, Alan Hampton, Lauren Kinhan, Jo Lawry, Jesse Lewis, Mariel Roberts, Marc Shulman, Janis Siegel, Becca Stevens, and Ben Wittman. Co-produced by Ben and myself – I’m so proud of it and excited for it to meet the world (and for the world to hug back – ?). Please tell everyone you’ve ever known to look for it, and I hope to be traveling hither and yon to play songs from it live and up close . . !! NYC CD Release gig is at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Thursday, August 18th (please come !) at 8 pm and featuring a lot of the people contained herein. More to come, including groovy new videos. Cover collage by that most amazing Theo Bleckmann. . . . .

– PE


Praise for “Disappearing Day”:

“In addition to his busy schedule as a vocal teacher and member of the New York Voices, Peter Eldridge remains active as a composer and solo artist. “Disappearing Day” is his fifth solo album, and true to form it is a quirky mix of eclectic styles which reveals a stunning range of influences. The edgy indie-pop of the Magnetic Fields’ song “I Wish I Had an Evil Twin” sits alongside Paul McCartney’s reflective “Jenny Wren”, each featuring Eldridge’s emotive voice soaring over the powerful bass lines ofMatt Aronoff and the flexible percussion of Ben Wittman. Surrounding these songs are two delightful Eldridge originals, the country-tinged “Looking Forward to Looking Back” and the grooving Brazilian tune “Forever Blue” (the latter has Anat Cohen’s clarinet adding both texture to the ensemble and a lyric solo between the vocal choruses). The album boasts a stellar lineup of assisting artists including Alan Hampton, Lauren Kinhan, Jo Lawry, Jesse Lewis, Marc Shulmanand Becca Stevens (the latter shining in a lovely duet with Eldridge on “Wish You with Me”) but Eldridge is the artistic glue that holds this album together. Consider his original “Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter”, where Eldridge’s piano and vocal lead the ensemble in a brilliant performance that opens with a deeply atmospheric extended introduction and then builds to an impressive crescendo. Some of the album’s finest vocal moments come near the end, with theElm City Girls’ Choir performing Eldridge’s ethereal setting of the James Thurber poem “Around Us”, followed by Eldridge’s nuanced rendition of Pablo Neruda’s “House” (from Luciana Souza’s “Neruda” song cycle). The standards which surround these pieces, Cy Coleman’s “Witchcraft” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Some Other Time”, are also quite impressive, as Eldridge delivers unique and highly personal interpretations of these well-known songs. This album is a fine summation of Eldridge’s many and varied gifts.”                                                                                                                          – Jazz History Online

“Disappearing Day — Eldridge’s fifth album to date — is an out – and – out masterpiece.”    – AllAboutJazz.com

“Eldridge’s voice has a timbre which somehow simultaneously suggests both the wry cool of a dispassionate observer and the intimate warmth of a lifelong friend.”                                – The Jazz Breakfast

“Eldridge, with his arresting sound and quiet authority, is fully present on Disappearing Day, his broad appreciation for the pop landscape also on glorious display. . . Eldridge’s songwriting panache, justly compared to Joni Mitchell and Paul simon, is exceptional.”       – Jazz Times

“‘Mind to Fly’ hits a sweet spot — and goes down just as easily as a caipirinha.”                      – NPR “Songs We Love”