Peter Eldridge and Kenny WernerSomewhereRosebud Music

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Peter Eldridge and pianist Kenny Werner‘s terrific new album Somewhere, out July 5, 2019 on Rosebud Records (catalog #88295 90958).

The realization of a long-cherished dream for both Eldridge and Werner, this breathtaking album marries timeless romanticism with contemporary attitudes and harmonic sophistication. Swathing Eldridge’s rich baritone and Werner’s keen piano mastery in lush orchestral strings, the album harkens back to swooning favorites by Frank Sinatra and Nat “King” Cole while offering a decidedly modern take on starry-eyed sentiment.

Somewhere takes its yearning title from the West Side Story classic penned by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Werner’s sumptuous string arrangements provide the perfect complement for Eldridge’s candlelit crooning, which reveals an exquisite new side to the singer’s already diverse artistry. Audiences are already familiar with his vibrant harmonizing as a founding member of the revered New York Voices and the adventurous vocal quintet MOSS. The urbane wit of his own songs can be heard on several albums that smartly bridge the singer-songwriter and jazz realms; later in 2019 he’ll release My Museum, a collection of previously unrecorded tunes spanning more than 20 years. When not in the studio or on the road with these wide-ranging projects, he can be found in the classroom as a member of the voice faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Cellist Eugene Friesen conducts the gorgeous 20-piece string orchestra on Somewhere, its members largely culled from the gifted ranks of the Berklee World Strings. Drummer Yoron Israel, bassist Matt Aronoff and saxophonist George Garzoneare also featured on the album.

Credits & Personnel

I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE MINE

Music – Kenny Werner

Lyrics – Donnie Demers

THAT WHICH CAN’T BE EXPLAINED

Music & Lyrics – Peter Eldridge

AUTUMN IN THREE

Music – Kenny Werner

Lyrics – Peter Eldridge

MINDS OF THEIR OWN

Music – Ivan Lins

Lyrics – Peter Eldridge

LESS THAN LOVERS

Music – Peter Eldridge

Lyrics – Douglas Worth

DIFFICULT

Music & lyrics – Peter Eldridge

BALLAD FOR TRANE

Music – Kenny Werner

Lyrics – Douglas Worth

SOMEWHERE /A TIME FOR LOVE

Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim

A Time for Love – Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster

UNTITLED LAMENT

Music & lyrics – Kenny Werner

DAY IS DONE (Prayer for Diego)

Music – Peter Eldridge

Lyrics – Peter Eldridge & Mitchell Proctor

Violins

Bengisu Gokce

Louisa Byron

Sienna Seoyeon Im

Francesca Rijks

Tania Mesa

2nd Violins

Ruah Yeonsong Kim 

Cansu Oyzurek

Cynthia (Pei Hua) Lin

Tim Bilodeau

Louise Bichan

Violas

Cecelia Cook

Gerson Equiguren

Jenny Frantz

Cellos

Cristobal Cruz Garcia

Aodan Collins

Peter Yuezhang Liu

Eugene Friesen

Basses

Victor Gonzalez

Marcelo MacCagnan

Harp

Tatyana Phillips