JULY 22nd, 2016 – DISAPPEARING DAY!

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

“Peter Eldridge is a tour-de-force in vocal jazz.” – Found Sound Music

“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’, out on Sunnyside Records in all your most favorite formats on JULY 22nd !!! 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. . . . .

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Greetings out there !
Thanks very much for dropping by, I know how busy you all are.  Lots of significant news to share with you – on the top of that list is the release of my brand-spanking new album entitled ‘Disappearing Day’, being released this July on Sunnyside Records.  I just could not be more excited about it if I tried.  It’s an eclectic mix of originals and covers, featuring my partners in crime Matt Aronoff on bass, and Ben Wittman on drums/percussion and co-producing. And it features a cornucopia of some of my favorite musicians in the world – Becca Stevens, Alan Hampton, Jo Lawry, Laila Biali, Janis Siegel, Lauren Kinhan, Anat Cohen, the Elm City Girls’ Choir, Marc Shulman, Jesse Lewis, Caleb Barhens and Mariel Roberts, to name a few.  And top that all off with a beautiful cover collage by Theo Bleckmann. I really do think it’s my best offer to date so I hope you will enthusiastically stalk it come summer. Excited to be joining forces with Sunnyside Records as well, and with the ArcArtists agency. Obviously the wheels are turning for some CD release (what’s a cd?) gigs to support the album once the summer rolls around.  More on all that as the heat gets closer. Feel free to check out some photos from the making of the album in my gallery.
Also forging ahead with the completion of ’The Kiss’, a musical play on the life and loves (of which there were many) of artist Gustav Klimt.  My collaborator Cheri Coons and I are thrilled with how it has been evolving of late, and can’t wait for the opportunity to have a production or reading in a city near you in the near future (plans are in the making!).  I’m also playing a new venue called the Sheen Center on April 9th in NYC with Foolish Hearts, my duo with Matt Aronoff.  We’re part of a series called ‘The Art of the Duo’ and the evening will also feature the very talented Kevin Hays and Gregoire Maret.  You must be there, you just must !   Information on other pages of this site.  More to follow soon –  don’t be a stranger, and try not to let the current state of politics get the best of you  . . . . PE