The realization of a long-cherished dream for both Eldridge and Werner, this beautiful project marries timeless romanticism with contemporary attitudes and harmonic sophistication. Swathing Eldridge's rich baritone and Werner's keen piano mastery in lush orchestral strings, the concert harkens back to swooning favorites by Frank Sinatra and Nat "King" Cole.
Werner's sumptuous string arrangements provide the perfect complement for Eldridge's candlelit crooning, which reveals an exquisite new side to the singer's already diverse artistry.
This program is available with orchestra and jazz trio
or with a string quartet and jazz trio.
YOU DON'T KNOW ME
Music and Lyrics: Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE MINE
Music – Kenny Werner ,Lyrics – Donnie Demers
THAT WHICH CAN’T BE EXPLAINED
Music & Lyrics – Peter Eldridge
AUTUMN IN THREE
Music – Kenny Werner , Lyrics – Peter Eldridge
MINDS OF THEIR OWN
Music – Ivan Lins , Lyrics – Peter Eldridge
LESS THAN LOVERS
Music – Peter Eldridge , Lyrics – Douglas Worth
Music & lyrics – Peter Eldridge
BALLAD FOR TRANE
Music – Kenny Werner , Lyrics – Douglas Worth
SOMEWHERE /A TIME FOR LOVE
Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
A Time for Love – Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster
Music & lyrics – Kenny Werner
DAY IS DONE (Prayer for Diego)
Music – Peter Eldridge, Lyrics – Peter Eldridge & Mitchell Proctor
... filled with passionate melodies, strong arrangements, and sympathetic musicianship. This is music that speaks to the heart, sings of love that goes beyond a person to a world of daily discovery, of hope, and understanding in times of despair. Peter Eldridge and Kenny Werner have made a recording which soothes the soul and stirs the imagination.
...an intimate and sophisticated session of ballads that capitalizes on Eldridge’s warm baritone and Werner’s piano virtuosity.
Pianist Kenny Werner has been plunging into deep waters on his latest few albums. This time around, he teams up with gentle toned vocalist Peter Eldridge in a mixture of originals and standards, teamed with luscious and dreamy atmospheres.... Eldridge and Werner went for deep purple hues on this one, and it works wondrously. ~ George W. Harris
Peter Eldridge Group / Foolish Hearts Duo / Foolish Hearts Trio
His is the true voice of understanding. ~All About Jazz
Peter performs and records in a variety of settings, either with a quartet under his name (featuring guitar, bass, drums and Peter on piano and vocals) or with a relatively new band called Foolish Hearts, which can perform in either a duo or trio setting. Foolish Hearts features Peter alongside two of his favorite musicians – Matt Aronoff on bass and Ben Wittman on half percussion/half drum-set combination. Matt and Peter are the duo, Ben joins in for trio settings. The group features a lot of Peter’s evocative original music, as well as inspired arrangements of well-known and not-so-well-known pop and jazz repertoire by composers ranging from Rogers & Hart and Luciana Souza to Paul McCartney and the Magnetic Fields.
They were absolutely amazing — a master class in musicianship at the highest level, paired with an incredibly emotional connection with the crowd. The Jazz Advocate