Electronic Press Kit
Western Michigan University Radio Interview – Fall 2013
“I am listening to Peter Eldridge’s new record, ‘Disappearing Day’. I am grinning like a fool as each new sonic joy unfolds. The instrumentation is precise, landscapes neatly drawn, each song carefully and perfectly embraced and enhanced. There’s just no category for what Peter does. It’s simply exquisite, timeless work.”
– Jonatha Brooke
“Peter Eldridge’s ‘Disappearing Day’ is refreshing, authentic music delivered straight from the soul. The rich harmonies and gorgeous production highlight his smooth, effortless vocals, masterful poetry, and gorgeous piano accompaniments. I’m inspired that this kind of music is still being created.”
– Becca Stevens
“‘Disappearing Day’—Eldridge’s fifth album to date—is an out-and-out masterpiece. It delivers a dozen of the most spellbinding tracks you’re likely to encounter in 2016. 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 was a singular artist capable of showing us the singularity in ourselves, it’s Peter Eldridge.”
– All About Jazz
“Peter Eldridge can sing blues with great conviction, swing with great ease, caress a ballad with the best, and on his newest ‘Disappearing Day’, seems to have no fear taking chances with his music.”
– Step Tempest
“His fifth studio album, ‘Disappearing Day’, with its strength in songwriting and almost tongue-in-cheek lyricism, moves his music from its deserved pedestal in jazz further into genre-blending uncharted territory.”
JAZZ THING (GERMANY)
On his fifth album, New Yorker Peter Eldridge mixes his own songs with those of some of his idols, such as Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra and the Magnetic Fields. The spectrum of the twelve songs reaches from big orchestral gestures, to small dialogue for voice and bass. Eldridge’s extraordinary baritone is a big part of the fascination, but it is also the detailed and full-of-love made arrangements that make every song precious. And then there are also the collaborators, Ivan Lins’ keyboard player Marco Britu, Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel on ‘Forever Blue’ put the sugar on it. ‘Wish You with Me’ features Eldridge paired with Becca Stevens, and a complete girls’ choir on ‘Around Us’, some of the elements that makes ‘Disappearing Day’ especially worth it.
JAZZ PODIUM (GERMANY)
On his more experimental and versatile roots, Peter Eldridge wonders on ‘Disappearing Day’. The founding member of New York Voices mixes jazz with singer-songwriter attitude and alternative patterns. Relaxed and Brazilian are the beautiful background vocals, the tender piano and violin plus lively clarinet in ‘Forever Blue’. Eldridge’s voice fits perfectly in this realm, and also in the emotional melodies like Bernstein’s ‘Some other Time’, jazzy Beatles feeling in ‘Jenny Wren’, no wonder this ouevre is from Paul McCartney. But Eldridge can also be edgy and bluesy like Tom Waits, but always well-tempered in his lyric baritone.