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Grammy-winning American songwriter and arranger, composer/ singer JimmyWebb announces his new album SlipCover available on May 17 on S-Curve Records/BMG. “SlipCover” pays tribute to ten of Webb’s friends and fellow members of the pop pantheon including Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and others.
The first track, a cover of Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” is available today.
Preorder and Listen here: http://jimmywebb.ffm.to/slipcover.
Using his own instrumental piano arrangements, Webb shows off the complex melodies that he says will “make you hear these musicians more as composers, than rock stars and songwriters.” His piano playing, in what he calls “this minimalist setting,” weaves together disparate influences. It draws on classical music, L.A. pop, and occasionally the fluid “slip note” style of Floyd Cramer, one of the key architects of the Nashville sound.
This is Webb’s first instrumental album and his first new album in five years. The idea behind the album began casually, when Webb was visiting his friend Randy Newman, sat down at the piano, and played Newman’s “Marie.” Newman suggested that Webb record an entire solo piano album, and that notion took hold.
This is a very personal album for Webb and that feeling extends onto the album cover which features a multi-media self-portrait. “For the album cover I chose to use my self-portrait, as an invitation to the audience to make this a personal experience; these are my interpretations of some of my favorites songs. You could listen as if you were hanging out in the living room with me, sharing music,” explains Webb.
Jimmy Webb is best known for his numerous platinum-selling songs including “Up, Up and Away,””By the Time I Get to Phoenix,””Wichita Lineman,””Galveston,” “The Worst That Could Happen,” “All I Know,” and “MacArthur Park.” His songs have been recorded by Glen Campbell, Michael Feinstein, Linda Ronstadt, Donna Summer, The 5th Dimension, Art Garfunkel, Richard Harris and Frank Sinatra, among others.
- Moonlight Mile (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards)
- God Only Knows (Brian Wilson)
- Accidentally Like a Martyr (Warren Zevon)
- Marie (Randy Newman)
- Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) (Billy Joel)
- Al In Love Is Fair (Stevie Wonder)
- The Long And Winding Road(Paul McCartney)
- A Case of You (Joni Mitchell)
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Jimmy Webb)
- Pretty Ballerina (Michael Brown)
- Old Friends(Paul Simon)
For more information on Jimmy Webb please visit:
Website – www.JimmyWebb.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JimmyWebbMusic/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jimmywebbmusic/?hl=en
UPCOMING 2019/2020 TOUR DATES – please check jimmywebb.com for the most up-to-date schedule
April 26 Mc Pherson Opera House – McPherson, KS
April 27 Woodstock Opera House – Woodstock, IL
May 5 Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival – Rye, England
May 10 Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre – New Braunfels, TX
May 11 Cailloux Theater, Kerrville,
May 15 City Winery – Boston, MA
May 21 City Winery -New York, NY
September 20 Franklin Theatre – Franklin, TN
September 21 Halloran Performing Arts Center – Memphis, TN
October 5 Soka Performing Arts Center – Aliso Viejo, CA
October 8/9 Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
October 12 Pacific University Performing Arts Center – Forest Grove, OR
October 18/19 Nighttown – Cleveland, OH
October 25 Greenich Odeum – Greenwich, RI
October 26 Daryl’s House – Pawling, NY
October 30 Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Charlotte, NC
November 1 City Winery – Atlanta, GA
November 29 My Father’s Place – Roslyn, NY
January 29 Kravis Center – Rinker Playhouse – West Palm, FL
February 15 Iowa Arts Center – Council Bluffs, IA
Songwriter Jimmy Webb Announces Release of New Album: SlipCover on May 17!
Source: Guitar International Magazine