Andy Bey — vocalist, pianist, composer — could be called a late bloomer. He's been performing professionally since he was a kid, but much of his long career flew under the press radar. Now he's reaping real recognition, copping the Jazz Journalists Association award for best male jazz singer three times in the last few years while his work inspires the high priests of jazz criticism to florid prose. So here is Andy Bey, backed only by his own piano playing — which at one time, propelled the bands of Roland Kirk, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Cecil Taylor and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis — singing with a luxuriant, mature approach that pulls no punches. His delivery is totally unique. He has a message to get out, a story to tell and tell it he does. Featuring four of his own intensely personal compositions the set list is as thought-provoking as it is satisfying, just like Andy Bey himself.
ANDY BEY, piano & vocals
TRACKS: It Never Entered My Mind • But Not for Me • Dedicated to Miles • The Demons Are After You • Love is Here to Stay • There's So Many Ways to Approach the Blues • The Joint is Jumpin' • Being Part of What's Happening Now • The Morning After • 'S Wonderful • Dissertation on the State of Bliss
Dedicated to Miles
Love is Here to Stay
There's So Many Ways to Approach the Blues
The Joint is Jumpin'