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Aftertime

by David Anthony Zee

American song classics in a unique "Retro-Pop-Jazz" format. David Anthony Zee's smooth vocal and piano in a trio setting. Jazz and blues standards mixed with forgotten gems in surprising, satisfying styles and arrangements.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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1. It Had to Be You
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2. Baby Face
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3. It Never Occurred to Me
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4. Whatsername
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5. What'll I Do?
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6. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye
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7. How Can I Tell Her?
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8. Everybody Loves My Baby
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9. Time After Time
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10. Undecided
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Liner notes by album producer Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary): "Every generation has the same wistful complaint: 'They don't write songs like they used to.' And with a roll of the eyes, the kids respond, 'But those old songs sound so dated.' Think again. David Anthony Zee and company bring new life (and the occasional new lyric) to overlooked pop hits from the last 90 years. Ten songs dressed up smart: some in a tux, others in t-shirts and sneakers. Virtuosity with vulnerability. Timeless songs to capture our hearts and rock our socks off. Retro-Pop Jazz? Listen. You'll understand."

Reviewer Dan Cohen for The Muse's Muse: "...a big wet musical dog kiss. A valentine to Tin Pan Alley that finds freshness in the familiar and unexpected depth in pop sentiment...produced with clean, spare, deep sound by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter Paul and Mary fame), the album sounds great. I don't know when I've heard a better recorded acoustic piano...."

TRACK LISTINGS described by Aftertime producer Noel Paul Stookey and artist David Anthony Zee:

IT HAD TO BE YOU (Jones/Kahn, Bantam Music Publishers) - a big hit in its time, redone here in a Fats Domino meets Boogie Woogie style. Definitely up. - NPS

BABY FACE (Akst /Davis, B&G Akst Music) – most times the verses (herewith included) are ignored but yes, it's true – the Carpenters and/or Burt Bachrach are equally responsible for the feel. - NPS

IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME (Perkins/Oken/Coleman, Marmor Music) – a Four Freshman landmark of the 50's made achingly real by virtue of David's solo rendering. - NPS

WHATSERNAME (Stookey/Kniss/Dixon, Neworldmedia Publishing) – This is NOT the Green Day piece. I wrote this. You might have noticed. Included on the ALBUM 1700 released by PETER, PAUL and MARY in the late 60's and tells a pretty compelling story just from one side of a dialogue. - NPS

WHAT'LL I DO (Berlin, Williamson Music) - an Irving Berlin standard from 1923, this deceptively simple ballad of lost love could not be more poignant if it had been written yesterday. - DAZ

WE JUST COULDN'T SAY GOODBYE (Woods, Callicoon Music) – a "Looney-Tunes" version of a 30's song, replete with an attempted musical emulation of dancing chairs and waving curtains. - NPS

HOW CAN I TELL HER (Livingston/Evans, Famous Music Corporation) - another Four Freshmen ballad, a huge hit in the 50s, and a signpost to a more innocent time. As with "It Never Occurred to Me," we pulled the melody out of the original lush harmony arrangement. - DAZ

EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY (Palmer/Williams, Universal Music Group) - a blues standard from the 1920s, when blues was a relatively new music. - DAZ

TIME AFTER TIME (Cahn/Styne, Sands Music Group/Warner Chappell Music Inc.) - not the Cyndi Lauper 80s hit! This 1947 love song was as popular in its time as Cyndi's composition is now, recorded over time by more than 50 legendary vocalists. Usually rendered in a swing style, Time After Time feels right at home with a moody Latin groove. - DAZ

UNDECIDED (Shavers/Robins, MCA Music Publishing) – “First you say you do – and then you don't. Then you say you will – and then you won't. You're undecided now...so what're you gonna do?!” done in changing time signatures to suit the vacillations. - NPS

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