JAZZ TIMES
READER'S POLL 2019  

New Release  #2 
Peter Eldridge/Kenny Werner   Somewhere  
Vocal Release  #3  
 New York Voices 
Reminiscing in Tempo

JAZZed

MAY 2020

Hey - this is pretty cool ! Honored to share a magazine cover (my first!) with Kenny Werner and our ‘Somewhere’ project. And as always, thanks and love to Eugene FriesenMatt AronoffYoron Israel, George Garzone, the string orchestra, and the mighty Ann Braithwaite, Jean Charles Lignel, Rosebud Music, and Margie Farmer. This project was a labor of love from all involved. Hope you can feel that aspect in the music.

Somewhere

An Evening of Elegance 

 … of lush strings and gorgeous harmonies. 

It’s  Peter Eldridge,  his sensuous, velvet tones and deep storytelling and  Kenny Werner’s divine arrangements. 
Somewhere. It’s American elegance not heard or seen 
since  Fred Astaire donned a top hat!…  Classic, soulful ballads and stories, including songs by Peter Eldridge, 
Kenny Werner,  Ivan Lins,  Leonard Bernstein and others. 

A few words from Peter ...I  have been working on an album of beautiful ballads set for voice and full string orchestra – titled “Somewhere” – with arrangements by the inimitable Kenny Werner  (this is a project  Kenny and I have been talking about doing for about a decade) . Kenny has truly  outdone himself orchestrating these songs (his string writing is just incredible). Some tunes by me, some by Kenny, and a few well-known classics.

AVAILABLE on CD BABY

10 Albums You Need to Know:

by MATT MICUCCI

Singer/songwriter and musical alchemist Peter Eldridge teams up with piano legend Kenny Werner on his latest album, Somewhere. This new LP also includes a 20-piece string orchestra conducted by cellist Eugene Friesen, and a sound that pairs timeless romanticism with sophisticated modern harmony in a program of classic standards and clever originals.

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…sophisticated arrangements…It’s lush ...and always classy…
Peter Eldridge’s  baritone timbre, used with elegant delicacy,
greatly enhances this impression…clever and distinguished music…
                                                                
– Yves Dorison, Culture Jazz

Eldridge has a supple voice similar to Mel Torme, though deeper - he is most definitely a jazz singer. Most of the tunes are Eldridge and Werner originals in the manner of the Great American Songbook - so this isn’t just a stroll down that idealized Memory (or Retro) Lane. Eldridge’s ‘Less Than Lovers’ goes for the kind of angst of ‘One for My Baby’ and gets it, too. The medley ’Somewhere/A Time for Love’ achieves the moving, musing grander heard on Sinatra’s ‘Only the Lonely’ (Yup, that good). Eldridge & Werner aren’t merely maintaining the legacy of the great American vocalist - they’re enriching it -  bless them.’    – ICON

The 12th Annual New York Voices
Vocal Jazz Camp 
@ Western Michigan University 
THE V3 EDITION 
Virtual Vocal Village 
July 26 – August 1, 2020

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