Standard Time

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Sounding like an urbane Dr. John and accompanied by the best instrumental support that money can buy, vocalist Steve Tyrell returns with a new collection of standard interpretations. Much like his earlier hit album, A New Standard, Standard Time concentrates on the good old good ones: ageless songs by the likes of Kern “Why Was I Born”, Porter “Everytime We Say Goodbye”, Waller “Ain’t Misbehaving”, and Carmichael “Stardust”. Tyrell, gruff of voice but sure of swing, gives each chestnut new flair with his vivacious readings. There’s also a delightful duet with Jane Monheit on the coyly playful “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The backing ensemble is stocked with A-list studio ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Sounding like an urbane Dr. John and accompanied by the best instrumental support that money can buy, vocalist Steve Tyrell returns with a new collection of standard interpretations. Much like his earlier hit album, A New Standard, Standard Time concentrates on the good old good ones: ageless songs by the likes of Kern “Why Was I Born”, Porter “Everytime We Say Goodbye”, Waller “Ain’t Misbehaving”, and Carmichael “Stardust”. Tyrell, gruff of voice but sure of swing, gives each chestnut new flair with his vivacious readings. There’s also a delightful duet with Jane Monheit on the coyly playful “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The backing ensemble is stocked with A-list studio players including drummer John Guerin, saxophonist Plas Johnson, and pianist Joe Sample; guests include harmonica player extraordinaire Toots Thielemans and, in a prominent role, trumpeter Clark Terry. Tyrell, for his part, sounds like he’s having the time of his life: Like a kid locked in a candy shop, he indulges his passion for jazz and great songs amid a cadre of exceptional players. The enthusiasm of all involved makes this a jewel of a recording.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Steve Tyrell has had a long journeyman's career in the music business, serving as record company executive, songwriter, and producer. But no one could have predicted the twist his career took in the late '90s. After he sang standards on the soundtracks of the films Father of the Bride 1991 and Father of the Bride 2 1995, he was signed up by Atlantic Records to make an album of similar material. A New Standard 1999, his debut album, was a sleeper, such that Atlantic cut him loose, but it was still in the traditional jazz charts two years after its release. Tyrell had joined a new wave of retro singers like Diana Krall and Jane Monheit, reinterpreting the same batch of interwar songs that traditional pop singers have been performing regularly since the 1950s. Columbia Records scooped him up, and Standard Time is more of the same. Hailing from Houston, Tyrell has the same Deep South/Southwest accent and the same raspy vocal tone as Dr. John and Leon Russell. His performances, accompanied by a small jazz band occasionally augmented by a small string or brass section, are excuses to set up solos by a group of traditional jazz veterans -- Clark Terry, Joe Sample, Plas Johnson, Toots Thielemans, and, in his final recording, Harry "Sweets" Edison. Other than giving the songs a slightly bluesy edge, the singer doesn't bring any particularly new element to his interpretations, and the soloists, with their slight variations on the melodies, don't find anything much new to say either. But then, the retro-jazz movement isn't about the shock of the new, it's about the reassurance of the old, and Tyrell, who has stumbled upon success after years in the wilderness, can't be faulted for enjoying himself in the studio with so many venerable talents.
52nd St. Jazz
Even though Tyrell surrounds himself with exceptional musicians...the raspy and New Orleansian aspects of his voice attract attention and never let it go.

Even though Tyrell surrounds himself with exceptional musicians...the raspy and New Orleansian aspects of his voice attract attention and never let it go.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998600645
  • Catalog Number: 86006

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Tyrell Primary Artist
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Joe Sample Piano
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Elena Barere Strings, Concert Master
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet, Background Vocals
Barry Finclair Strings
Gary Grant Trumpet
John Guerin Drums
Juliet Haffner Strings
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Bob Magnusson Bass
Bob Mann Guitar
Alan Pasqua Piano
Allan Schwartzberg Percussion, Drums
Donna Tecco Strings
Toots Thielemans Harmonica
Cary Grant Trumpet
Charles Berghoffer Bass
Avril Brown Strings
Kenny Asher Piano
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Katherine LiVolsi Stern Strings
Alan Paqua Piano
Cecelia Hobbs Gardner Strings
Jane Monheit Vocals
Natalie Cenovia Cummins Strings
Larry Williams Flute, Saxophone
Bobby Ginsburg Percussion
Steven Holtman Trombone
Technical Credits
Joe Sample Arranger
Jerome Kern Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Doug Epstein Engineer
Sammy Fain Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Bob Mann Arranger, Producer
Alan Pasqua rhythm arrangement
Doug Sax Mastering
Bill Schnee Engineer
Steve Tyrell Producer, Engineer
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff Engineer
Kenny Asher String Arrangements
Aimee MacAuley Art Direction
Koji Egawa Engineer
Stephanie Tyrell Producer, Engineer
Johnny Kubelka Engineer
Maital Sabbon grooming
Robert Hadley Mastering
Bobby Ginsburg Engineer
Jeff Jones Engineer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Great

    I was at Barnes & Noble and heard it played overhead like background. But I found my foot keeping rhythm and my attention drawn to it. As I listened thought, ''Great piano.. great trumpet..wow, what a great band''. Then, ''Interesting, warm voice, jazz with a R&B twist.. who is this guy?''. Then I heard ''What a Little Moonlight Can Do'', and I was hooked. Got ''Standard Time'' without further hesitation. Steve Tyrell knows how to sing those great songs with the same assurance and fun as these artists in their later years when I think they were/are their best and least self-conscious: Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn, Rosemary Clooney, Shirley Horn. His interpretations are fresh and kicky. He's got the grit of Billie Holiday and Diana Krall and loaded with character. The arrangements are perfect and fun. The band is all that you can hope for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sets the Standard

    When I first heard Steve Tyrell, I kept wondering, where has this man been?? He truly is the voice you've been searching for. After receiving A New Standard as a gift, I was hooked. I played it and played it until a trip to Barnes & Noble in October of this year led me to my newfound obsession, Standard Time. Mr. Tyrell's second go-round lived up to its expectations. Each song better than the last, classics like ''Baby It's Cold Outside'' and ''Georgia on my Mind'' left me wanting me more. You just can't get enough of that voice...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Good Piece of Work

    This artist always delivers a sound which is distinctively his and if one enjoys this mood, then one is happy and satisfied with the product. At times, his choice of material leaves me wanting something else or something more, but more than not, I enjoy the presentation. He always sounds as if he is just here for the money and would rather not be singing (working). But he is a stylist in a rather minimal way. I have other cd's of his work and probably will purchase more depending on his song selection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Steve Tyrell Delivers the STANDARDS

    I couldn't get over the vocal style of this guy. A Great live performer it's an experience to hear and see this guy who's performed,produced and written some our best songs ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite singer

    I have all of Steve's CD'd and will buy any other that he comes out with.I also purchase them for gifts because I want others to enjoy his singing as much as I do.He is my favorite driving companion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!!!

    STEVE TYRELL IS THE BEST SINGER THAT I'VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME. I HEARD HIS CD PLAYING AT THE BARNES AND NOBLE STORE IN SAN MATEO,CALIF. I'VE BEEN BACK THREE TIMES TO (RE) PURCHASE THE SAME CD'S MY CHILDREN GO HOME WITH MINE..THANK YOU,STEVE MY FAMILY LOVES YOUR SINGING. GOOD LUCK KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...MARY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    This CD is amazing. Steve has a wonderful raspy voice and the arrangement is simply awesome! I recommend this cd very highly!

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