Radio Show

Radio Show

by Tony DeSare
     
 
Though not as highly touted in the mid- to late 2000s as Michael Bublé, or as groundbreaking as Harry Connick, Jr. was a generation earlier, the versatile, warm toned singer, songwriter, and pianist was similar to those artists in his mix of jazz, pop, and soul, and given his extreme talent as a live entertainer and his versatility

Overview

Though not as highly touted in the mid- to late 2000s as Michael Bublé, or as groundbreaking as Harry Connick, Jr. was a generation earlier, the versatile, warm toned singer, songwriter, and pianist was similar to those artists in his mix of jazz, pop, and soul, and given his extreme talent as a live entertainer and his versatility in covering various eras of contemporary music. Expanding on the vibe of Bublé's breakthrough albums, DeSare once again blends contemporary pop and traditional pop sensibilities, creating a concept album featuring snippets from mock radio broadcasts between a colorful, infectious hodgepodge of heartfelt originals (the tender, sensual "A Little Bit Closer" and the soft, candlelit "To Touch a Woman," Great American Songbook romps (a gently swinging and bluesy "All or Nothing at All," and surprising pop era hits. The latter range from "Johnny B. Goode" (say, if Jerry Lee Lewis had done it instead of Chuck Berry) to "Hallelujah! I Love Her So" and a loungey take on the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey hit "Easy Lover." If his goal with the radio broadcast touches was to offer a historical retrospective of the intimate relationship between the music, the fans at home, and the medium that still has the power to bring them together, DeSare succeeds brilliantly. But even without that lofty goal, it's a high spirited and hard to resist revue. In the past, charismatic crooners had to limit themselves to the Songbook or bust, but thanks to Bublé and DeSare, they could dig deeper, time travel more freely, and discover the joy in many eras of music.

Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News - Mario Tarradell
There is impressive musicianship here. DeSare's piano talent is displayed on all of the tracks. He's suave behind the mike, easing into lyrics while never afraid to belt it out.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2009
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408368929
catalogNumber:
83689
Rank:
145378

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony DeSare   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,fender rhodes
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Joe Piscopo   DJ,Guest Appearance
Jay Brandford   Baritone Saxophone
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Wayne Goodman   Trombone
Brian Charette   Organ,Hammond Organ
Andy Farber   Alto Saxophone
Jane Monheit   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tedd Firth   Piano
Dominick Farinacci   Trumpet,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Mike Lee   Bass,Bass Guitar
Richard Padron   Guitar
Nathan Childers   Tenor Saxophone
Jane Minheit   Vocals
Erik Bergmann   Spoken Word
Brian Czach   Drums

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Michael Bishop   Engineer
Nathan East   Composer
Peter Hook   Composer
Billy Terrell   Producer,Audio Production
Stephen Morris   Composer
Bernard Sumner   Composer
Gillian Gilbert   Composer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Ted Koehler   Composer
Arthur Altman   Composer
Tedd Firth   Arranger
Tony DeSare   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Author,Audio Production

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