Alysha Umphress Will "Swing" Tunes of Jeff Blumenkrantz On New CD; Track Listing Announced

News   Alysha Umphress Will "Swing" Tunes of Jeff Blumenkrantz On New CD; Track Listing Announced
 
"I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz," featuring the vocals of On the Town's Alysha Umphress, will be released on the Yellow Sound Label in January 2015.

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Comprising original jazz songs and arrangements by Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz, the new recording is produced by Blumenkrantz and Michael Croiter.

The album, which can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com, will be available via Amazon and iTunes beginning Jan. 6, 2015.

"I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz" features Umphress and Blumenkrantz on vocals, Tedd Firth on piano, Pete Donovan on bass, Ray Marchica on drums, Dan Willis on tenor sax and flute and Peter Sachon on cello.

The track listing follows:
1. TWO CENTS
2. WHY CAN’T I KISS YOU?
3. I DON’T NEED ANYTHING BUT YOU
4. I’VE BEEN PLAYED
5. MAYDAY! M’AIDER!
6. TIME DOES NOT BRING RELIEF
7. CELEBRATE
8. STEAL AWAY
9. SPRING IS HERE/SPRING CAN REALLY HANG YOU UP THE MOST
10. MAN IN THE MOON
11. YOU ARE NEVER AWAY/TEN MINUTES AGO
12. GIVING THANKS
13. BONUS TRACK: YOU SMELL SO GOOD

An album release party and concert will be held Jan. 5, 2015, at Birdland; tickets are available now at BirdlandJazz.com.

For more information visit yellowsoundlabel.com.

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