TONY DESARE RELEASES ONE FOR MY BABY
One for My Baby is an intimate set of songs featuring Edward Decker on solo seven-string guitar and Tony on vocals. The inspiration for the album came from the great Sinatra concept albums of the 50’s, such as In the Wee Small Hours and Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely. The result is a song cycle that is a meditation on love gone wrong mixed with equal parts heartbreak and the notion that even through the pain, you can be “glad to be unhappy.”
Highlights on the album feature a uniquely dark take on Angel Eyes, with Tony’s baritone supported by the warmth and beauty of the seven string guitar, allowing an accompaniment that can sometimes sound more harp-like. The low A string allows for a much wider range of frequencies and expression.
When She Loved Me, by Randy Newman and from the animated Pixar film, Toy Story 2, is a rarely covered song that proves that the song can work outside it’s narrative purpose in the film and function as a moving song of love and loss.
Special guest, legendary 91 year old seven string guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli, joins on Memories of You with his unique single line solo playing around Tony’s vocals while Edward accompanies in a slow stride piano-like style.
The record ends on a slightly different and hopeful note with Billy Joel’s classic from his Stranger album, She’s Always a Woman, featuring a small string section as well.
The album contains two solo guitar pieces, the classic standard A Cottage for Sale and a new Tony DeSare original called I’ll Get You Through the Night.
The album was recorded at Tony’s home studio in upstate New York and he also engineered, mixed and mastered the recording.
Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has won critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare brings his fresh take on old school classics around the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion, and The Today Show.
Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, and has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date with Drew, along with several broadcast commercials.
DeSare’s recent and upcoming appearances include the Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony, The Philly Pops, The Seattle Symphony, Vail Jazz, The Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
Edward Decker names early influences as Wes Montgomery, Bucky Pizzarelli, Nat King Cole, and Andre’ Previn. Several years ago, the National Endowment of the arts recognized Decker’s prowess on the seven string guitar and awarded him a grant study with Bucky Pizzarelli. Decker has also recorded a solo 7 string guitar CD entitled “Dear Mr. Pizzarelli”.
Tony DeSare is a Yamaha Artist.