Steve Tyrell – That Lovin’ Feeling (2015) [Qobuz 24bit/44,1kHz]

Steve Tyrell – That Lovin’ Feeling (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz | Time – 00:53:20 minutes | 587 MB | Genre:Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz |  @ Concord Music Group, Inc.
Recorded by Jon Allen, Darwin Best, and Bill Schnee at Blast Off Studio, New York, NY, Steve’s House, Sherman Oaks, CA, The Compound, Nashville, TN, and Sound Stage Studio, Nashville, TN

Grammy-winning vocalist and producer Steve Tyrell pays tribute to what he calls the “Great American Songbook 2: the next generation of the Songbook” on this album of seminal rock era classics penned by legendary songwriters, many from New York’s famed Brill Building. That Lovin’ Feeling sets itself apart from most tribute recordings with spirited guest vocal appearances by B.J. Thomas, Neil Sedaka and Bill Medley, as well as Tyrell’s daughter Lauryn. The set also includes key instrumental contributions from keyboardist Chuck Leavell, saxophonist Dave Koz and even playful hand claps by Jeff Barry.


An urbane singer with a throaty, burnished croon, Steve Tyrell has made his name interpreting classic pop songs. It’s a skill that helped break his career wide open after he appeared singing “The Way You Look Tonight” in the 1991 film version of Father of the Bride. And while it’s the songs of the pre-WWII era that are primarily Tyrell’s bread and butter, he has a long-standing love and history connected to pop from his own generation. On his 11th album, 2015’s That Lovin’ Feeling, Tyrell revisits many of the classic pop tunes of his generation as he sings a variety of compositions that were written at places like the famed Brill Building in the ’50s and ’60s. Inspired both by his time spent as a teenager working in A&R for Scepter Records in New York City, and by his performance at famed songwriter Mike Stoller’s 80th birthday concert in 2013, That Lovin’ Feeling is a both a celebration and love letter to the songs and songwriters of that decade. The album follows up his similarly inclined collection of American popular song, 2013’s It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn, and like that album, finds Tyrell perfectly suited to his chosen material. Immaculately produced by Tyrell, along with Jon Allen and Bob Mann, That Lovin’ Feeling is an intimate, jazz-inflected album featuring contributions from keyboardist Chuck Leavell (“Hound Dog”), as well as Stoller-himself on Hammond B-3 (“Stand by Me”). Also adding to the proceedings are a handful of duets with Tyrell and the artists who originally popularized these songs, including Bill Medley on “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” B.J. Thomas on “Rock and Roll Lullaby,” Neil Sedaka on “Laughter in the Rain,” and others. -AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

1. Jazzman 03:50
2. Up On The Roof 03:21
3. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 03:49
featuring Bill Medley
4. There Goes My Baby 03:29
5. Be My Baby 03:23
6. Good Good Lovin’ 03:12
featuring Judith Hill
7. Laughter In The Rain 03:32
featuring Neil Sedaka
8. Groovy Kind Of Love 03:19
9. Rock And Roll Lullaby 04:25
featuring B.J. Thomas
10. Chapel Of Love 03:41
featuring Lauryn Tyrell
11. Just A Little Lovin’ (Early In The Morning) 02:41
featuring Judith Hill
12. On Broadway 03:46
featuring Barry Mann
13. Any Day Now 03:52
14. Stand By Me 03:43
15. Hound Dog 03:26
featuring Chuck Leavell

Steve Tyrell – vocals, backing vocals
Dave Koz – saxophone
Chuck Leavell – piano, electric piano
Quinn Johnson, Gregg Phillinganes, Andy Ezrin – piano
Bob Mann – guitars, keyboards, bass, organ
Paul Jackson Jr – guitars
Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitars and other instruments
John Willis – electric guitars
David Finck, Reggie McBride, Lee Sklar, Will Lee – bass
Viktor Krauss – upright bass
John Robinson, Ricky Lawson, Alan Schwartzberg, Steve Brewster – drums
Kevin Winard – percussion, drums
Mike Finnigan – Hammond B3, backing vocals
Mike Stoller – Hammond B3
Bill Cantos, Maiya Sykes, Shemika Secrest, Dorian Holley, Will Wheaton, Judith Hill, Lauryn Tyrell, Jon Allen, Fred White, Lynn Fiddmont- backing vocals
Ron Janelli – bari saxophone, bass clarinet
Lawrence Feldman – alto saxophone
Mike Davis – trombone
Tony Kadleck – trumpet/flugal
David Mann – tenor and soprano saxophone


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