Sing the Songs of Paul Simon

Sing the Songs of Paul Simon

by New York Voices
     
 
As Paul Simon was perparing his first Broadway musical, The Capeman, the New York Voices assembled New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon, a song-and-dance production of Simon's biggest hits. As a musical experience, the New York Voices turned out a better, richer album than Simon, whose Songs from the

Overview

As Paul Simon was perparing his first Broadway musical, The Capeman, the New York Voices assembled New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon, a song-and-dance production of Simon's biggest hits. As a musical experience, the New York Voices turned out a better, richer album than Simon, whose Songs from the Capeman was curiously stillborn. The Songs of Paul Simon, however, is full of life, teeming with energy and bursting with melody. Produced by Joel Moss and featuring cameos by Christian McBride, Gil Goldstein and Russell Malone, the project features familiar numbers like "Cecilia," "Loves Me Like a Rock," "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" and "Still Crazy After All These Years," but it also showcases wonderful album tracks like "One Man's Ceiling (Is Another Man's Floor)" and "Baby Driver." The arrangements are brighter and brassier than Simon's originals, but there's a real charm to the performances that makes it a thoroughly entertaining experience, one that's much more fun and engaging than The Capeman.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/1998
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266887224
catalogNumber:
68872

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

New York Voices   Primary Artist
Gil Goldstein   Accordion,Keyboards
Russell Malone   Guitar
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
Peter Calo   Guitar
Peter Eldridge   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Andy Ezrin   Piano
James Genus   Acoustic Bass
Zev Katz   Electric Bass
Lauren Kinhan   Vocals
Christian McBride   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Darmon Meader   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Kim Nazarian   Vocals
Leon Pendarvis   Hammond Organ
Mark Pender   Trumpet
Roger Rosenberg   Bass Clarinet
Tony Scherr   Electric Bass
Leo Traversa   Electric Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Ben Wittman   Percussion,Drums
Shelley Woodworth   English Horn
Jerry Vivino   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Peter Eldridge   Contributor,Liner Notes
Lauren Kinhan   Contributor,Liner Notes
Darmon Meader   Contributor,Liner Notes
Joel Moss   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Kim Nazarian   Contributor,Liner Notes
May Ann Topper   Executive Producer
Scott Johnson   Art Direction

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