New 2017 Release!
with the Danish Radio Big Band
Jan. 20, 2017
50 years ago, magic was made on the stage of the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, when the timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra. Sinatra at the Sands has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.
Singer, songwriter and saxophonist Curtis Stigers has been bringing those worlds together in his own music for the last three decades (along with touches of nearly every other genre one could call to mind), which makes him an ideal candidate to reinterpret Ol’ Blue Eyes’ cherished repertoire for modern ears. On his twelfth album and ninth release for Concord Records, One More for the Road, Stigers captures the rare alchemy of hipness, elegance, playfulness and feeling that made Sinatra’s renditions of these songs immortal while adding his own unique twist.
On One More for the Road, due out January 20, 2017 via Concord Jazz, Stigers finds his own version of that elusive Sinatra-Basie chemistry with the virtuosic and ebulliently swinging musicians of the Danish Radio Big Band. Recorded in the band’s headquarters, the acoustic marvel that is the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, the bristling live recording features the DRBB playing vibrant takes based on the original Nelson Riddle and Billy May arrangements, which can’t help but spark inspired vocal performances from Stigers.
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Additional Concord Records Releases
“Hooray for Love” is a celebration of this universal human condition. A seamless combination of old and new songs recorded with jazz musicians and a jazz sensibility. Tracks include George and Ira Gershwin’s Love Is Here to Stay, Steve Earle’s Valentine’s Day and Curtis own, self-pennned title track. Newcomer, French chanteuse Cyrill Aimee does a duet with Curtis on You Make Me Feel So Young, a tune made famous by Frank Sinatra.
“Let’s Go Out Tonight” was produced by Larry Klein and features songs by Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Neil Finn, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper, David Poe and more.
Alongside his own new material and standards like “My Funny Valentine,” “Bye Bye Blackbird” and “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” are jazz renditions of Annie Lennox’s “Cold,” Ron Sexsmith’s “Reason for Our Love” and John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.”
On the CD, Curtis continues his unique interpretation of modern songs with music by Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Stephin Merritt and more. The CD also includes several new original songs.
Released in 2005.
A collection of songs by Sting, Randy Newman, Mose Allison, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, as well as two Stigers originals…
Released in 2003.
Featuring “modern standards” from Joe Jackson, Lennon/McCartney, Billy Joel, Merle Haggard and more…
Released in 2002.
Includes “How Can a Man Take Such a Fall”, “Swinging Down at 10th and Main” and more…
Released in 2001.
Includes “Parker’s Mood”, “Baby Plays Around” and more…
Additional Curtis Stigers Recordings
A few other recordings that feature Curtis Stigers…