On the Moon

On the Moon

4.1 9
by Peter Cincotti
     
 

With his sophomore recording, On the Moon, Peter Cincotti removes any doubt that he’s a real contender for Harry Connick’s throne. Interpreting Great American Songbook classics, pop gems, and four memorable original songs, Cincotti belies his youth with an assured album that proves he’s no flash in the publicist’s pan. Whether he's tackling well-lovedSee more details below

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With his sophomore recording, On the Moon, Peter Cincotti removes any doubt that he’s a real contender for Harry Connick’s throne. Interpreting Great American Songbook classics, pop gems, and four memorable original songs, Cincotti belies his youth with an assured album that proves he’s no flash in the publicist’s pan. Whether he's tackling well-loved chestnuts (“I Love Paris,” “Bali Ha’i,” “You Don’t Know Me,” and “St. Louis Blues”), Carole King tunes that were originally early-'60s hits for the Drifters (“Some Kind of Wonderful,” “Up on the Roof”), or the originals that display his growing confidence as a composer, Cincotti reveals his evident maturity and charm as a lightly swinging vocalist. And if that weren’t impressive enough, the concluding “Cherokee” acts as a fine showcase for his striking piano chops. Make no mistake about it -- Cincotti is here to stay.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist/pianist Peter Cincotti burst onto the jazz scene in 2003 as an 18-year-old wunderkind much in the same way that Harry Connick, Jr. positioned himself as an updated crooner with a debut album of enjoyable if predictable standards from various decades. Interestingly, Cincotti's follow-up, On the Moon, finds him exploring funk and soft rock balladry. Similar to his British contemporary Jamie Cullum, Cincotti seems intent here on mixing a radio-friendly melodic pop aesthetic with his jazz chops. In fact, the title track sounds a lot like Cullum's single "All at Sea," which is not to say that Cincotti is ripping anybody off. On the contrary, while there are touches of David Gates, Barry Manilow, and even Coldplay, it is hard to pinpoint any concrete influences for Cincotti's singer/songwriter style. While original songs are the focus this time around, there is also a bevy of inspired standard tunes. To these ends, he opens the album with a funky, hip-hop-influenced take on "St. Louis Blues," gives "Bali Ha'i" a bluesy Sting-influenced vibe, and turns "Up on the Roof" into a cinematic ballad. Adding to the lush atmosphere are full string arrangements and guest spots by such sought-after New York artists as keyboardist Sam Yahel, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and drummer Kenny Washington.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431222125
catalogNumber:
2221
Rank:
155285

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Cincotti   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
William Galison   Harmonica
Rob Mounsey   Conductor
Scott Kreitzer   Tenor Saxophone
Gary Smulyan   Trombone,Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Washington   Drums
Elena Barere   Concert Master
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Barry Danielian   Trumpet
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone
Brad Leali   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Jeff Mironov   Guitar
Sam Yahel   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Mark McLean   Percussion,Drums
Barak Mori   Bass

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Rob Mounsey   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ray Noble   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Andrew Lippa   Composer
Rob Mathes   String Arrangements
Dave O'Donnell   Engineer
Cole Porter   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer,Audio Production
Abbey Anna   Art Direction
Pete Karam   Engineer
Andrew Felluss   Engineer
Laurie Bird   Photo Production
Mark McLean   Arranger
Peter Cincotti   Arranger,Composer
Regine Thorre   grooming
Cynthia Cincotti   Art Direction
M. Hans Liebert   Engineer

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