The Telarc Jazz disc, which celebrates romance, will arrive in stores Feb. 3, 2009. Expect original songs as well as tunes by Cole Porter, Stevie Nicks, Harold Arlen, Joni Mitchell, Chick Corea and more.
The new recording, according to press notes, "is a mix of jazz standards, versatile pop songs and a couple original tunes, each woven together to create a narrative that is perhaps as cinematic as it is musical."
In a statement Callaway said, "I always think of CDs like movies. You wouldn't download one scene from a movie. You want the whole thing, the whole story. An album shouldn't be just a bunch of songs in a sequence that's front-loaded with hits. It's really about creating an emotional journey that starts in one place and ends in a place that's very different."
Callaway is backed by pianist Ted Rosenthal, bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Victor Lewis. Guest musicians include guitarist Rodney Jones, violinist Mads Tolling, saxophonist Teodross Avery, flugelhornist Marvin Stamm, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and percussionist Emedin Rivera.
The complete track listing for "At Last" follows:
"What Is This Thing Called Love?" - Cole Porter
"Comes Love" - Lew Brown, Sammy Sept, Charles Tobias
"Carey" - Joni Mitchell
"At Last" - Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
"Spain" - Arte Maren, Al Jarreau, Joaquin Rodrigo, Chick Corea
"Lazy Afternoon" - Jerome Moross, John Latouche
"Landslide" - Stevie Nicks
"Save a Place for Me" - Ann Hampton Callaway
"Over the Rainbow - Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen
"Finding Beauty" - Ann Hampton Callaway
"On My Way to You" - Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand Not only a singer, Ann Hampton Callaway is also an acclaimed songwriter, whose works have been performed by Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone and dozens of others. For her Broadway bow in Swing!, Callaway garnered a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and her many recordings include "Ann Hampton Callaway," "Bring Back Romance," "To Ella with Love" and "After Ours." Callaway is also a recipient of 14 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards.