Thursday, March 1, 2018
Vocal Jazz CD of the Month - "Lou Lanza: Scenes From An Italian - The Billy Joel Project"
Lou Lanza: "Scenes From An Italian - The Billy Joel Project"
Rating: ***** (musical performance & sonic quality)
Produced by Tony Gairo
Engineered by Jim McGee @ SpectraSound Studios
Featuring: Lou Lanza (vocals), Tony Gairo (saxophones, clarinet, flute), Paul Sottile (piano), Matt Parrish (bass), Matt Scarano (drums), Mike Lorenz (guitar)
In the style of his landmark album "Opening Doors," Lou deranged these classic & obscure Billy Joel songs into a straight ahead jazz yet still accessible style. You’ll hear influences of Sinatra, Bennett, Baker, Murphy, Jarreau, & of course Billy Joel.