Peter Cincotti - East of Angel Town

2008-09-24 07:37
 
He burst onto the scene back in 2003 with his self-titled album, crooning jazz standards from various decades, in the same vein as contemporaries Michael Bublé and Jamie Cullum. Not only did Cincotti sing songs that were once made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, he took contemporary songs by groups such as Blood, Sweat & Tears and The Beatles and instantly turned them into his own jazz standards.

On East of Angel Town, he teams up with fourteen time Grammy award winning producer David Foster, producer Humberto Gatica, producer/sound designer Jochem van der Saag and lyricist John Bettis (apparently the only person he has ever wanted to collaborate with). Every step of the way, the team work extremely closely together, to bring these songs to life by blending many musical styles including rock, pop, blues, funk and jazz.
His mature voice and percussion-like piano playing style, give the songs a vast amount of energy. The thirteen songs show Cincotti's great talent as a singer, pianist, band leader and songwriter, with lyrics taking in tales about Los Angeles ("Angel Town"), modern relationships ("Be Careful"), personal loss ("Goodbye Philadelphia"), and loneliness and love in New York City ("Cinderella Beautiful").

The sound on this album is classical, imbued with modern elements. Not only in the songwriting, but in the way it has been recorded. He combines traditional live recording, with many of today’s modern production techniques, giving it that musicality, freshness and organic tone. Cincotti has drawn elements from the world of jazz, modernized it and made it his own, in a very personal and unique way.

- Shaun Michau

Twenty five year old singer/songwriter/pianist, Peter Cincotti's latest album East Of Angel Town is his first work that features all original music.


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