Joel Evans & Friends | Swing, Lounge, Jazz: Vol. 2

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Swing, Lounge, Jazz: Vol. 2

by Joel Evans & Friends

Relaxing, sensual, ambient, Jazz compilation: New & original romantic vocal and instrumental songs with sax, piano, & trumpet.
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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1. Fly Away (feat. Patrick Tuzzolino)
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2. Watercolor Love (feat. Tami Damiano)
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3. Jumpin' at the Juke Joint (feat. Patrick Maier)
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4. No Easy Way to Say Goodbye (feat. Roberta Donnay)
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5. The Diva (feat. David Sparkman)
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6. So Near (feat. Carla Helmbrecht)
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7. Love's Gonna Getcha! (feat. David Sparkman)
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8. The More I Think of You (feat. Scott Dreier)
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9. The Day That We Met (feat. Tami Damiano)
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10. Fly Away (Instrumental)
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11. Watercolor Love (Instrumental)
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12. Jumpin' at the Juke Joint (Instrumental)
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13. No Easy Way to Say Goodbye (Instrumental)
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14. The Diva (Instrumental)
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15. So Near (Instrumental)
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16. Love's Gonna Getcha! (Instrumental)
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17. The More I Think of You (Instrumental)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album has already generated over 3 million hits on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/I4rUe-qlWpI
Joel Evans is extremely grateful to all the artists whose talented performances are embodied here!

Singers: Patrick Tuzzolino, Tami Tappan, Patrick Maier, Roberta Donnay,
David Sparkman, Carla Helmbrecht & Scott Dreier
Saxophones: Noel Jewkes, Terry Harrington, & Michael O'Neill
Trumpet: Steve Campos
Trombone: John Gove
Guitars: Patrick Tuzzolino, Brad Buethe, Eddie Pasternak & Mark Chosak
Piano: Joel Evans
Basses: Mario Suraci & Dan Feizli
Drums: David Rokeach & Frankie Capp

Studios & Engineers: OTR - Robert Arreola, Multi Media Music - Mark Vincent,
Rotund Rascal - Dave Pearlman, Freemountain - David Freiberg, Skyline - Bryan Matheson
Mixes: Mark Vincent, Robert Arreola, Talley Sherwood, Bryan Matheson and Peter Fox
Mastered by Ken Lee
CD Production: Sienna Digital
Produced and Arranged by Joel Evans

Joel Evans & Friends is the "Band Name" for Producer/Songwriter Joel Evans' Collected Recordings.
Evans has songs & cues in more than 85 movies and 400 TV episodes; major Hollywood films, hip indie flicks, network and daytime dramas; ranging from Wedding Crashers to Hateship, Loveship (Kristin Wiig); and from Friends to Glee. The 2014 Daytime Emmy winning special Young & Restless Tribute to Jeanne Cooper features Joel's song, “That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You” as its main theme. Ciroq Vodka TV and radio ads highlight his Big Band number, "Fly Away." Grammy-winning vocalist Carmen Bradford sings his song, "No Easy Way To Say Goodbye” on tour with the Count Basie Orchestra. Evans' songs have been recorded by diverse artists, including Spencer Day, Dave Samuels, Hillary Smith, Shaun Murphy, Roberta Donnay, The Yellowjackets and Peter Tork. (the former Monkee has a great blues band!)

After earning his BA on flute at Cal State University East Bay he performed with a series of groups, and quickly realized the fortunes of a jazz flautist were capricious at best. “We did one gig where the pay didn't even cover our bar tab,” he notes wryly. Later, a stint on piano backing Bobby Freeman (“Do You Wanna Dance”) took Evans to Tahoe and Reno, where watching the rock godfather reiterate the same patter night after night further inspired him to improvise. Life imitates art: in the film Rumor Has It, Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston share a conversation while the Joel Evans Combo paints the aural backdrop in the same San Francisco hotel where he once worked a steady piano gig. Evans’ Hollywood-sophisticated melodies are often used on screen to evoke sumptuous surroundings like hotel lobbies and upscale restaurants, so it’s no coincidence that he spent years performing in just these types of venues as a live player. Swing, big band and jazz: he occupies a decided stylistic niche. “I can’t do everything. I don’t write stuff that’s like what’s on the radio. I decided early on to hell with it, I’m going to do what I love.”

Unlike many instrumental composers, Evans usually co-writes complete songs. “Until it Happens to You” from Mini’s First Time provided an improbable soundtrack to a fight scene with stars Jeff Goldblum and Alec Baldwin “trying to kill one another, with my Sinatra style swing thing in the background,” laughs Evans. He notes that one of his most unexpected inclusions was in the gritty rock and roll noir film, Sugartown, where his sweet song, “Moody” played behind, as he delicately phrases it, “The depiction of an act of love. But it fit the scene.” A self-professed team player, Evans enlists first call musicians who can deliver the requisite tones; veterans like Bernadette Peters' favorite bassist, Mario Suraci and David Rokeach from the Ray Charles band; seasoned authorities who helped invent the genres his compositions reference. Talented Co-writers like Nashville-based Lisa Aschmann and pop/theatrical writer Adryan Russ contribute their magic to the sterling credibility of the songs.

Bio by Dan Kimpel

Song info:

1. Fly Away 3:48
Mid-Tempo Vegas/Hollywood Pop-Swing
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Julius Robinson (BMI) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Project R Music (BMI) 50%
Performers: Patrick Tuzzolino, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

2. Watercolor Love 3:37
Mid-Down Tempo Dreamy Bossa Nova w/ Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Adryan Russ (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Dreamwriter (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Tami Tappan, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

3. Jumpin' at the Juke Joint 2:40
Up-Tempo Party-time Jitterbug Swing w/ Horns & Trombone Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Ken McKenzie (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Patrick Maier, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Septet

4. No Easy Way to Say Goodbye 4:52
Mid-Down-Tempo Reflective Bluesy Ballad w/ Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 100%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 100%
Performers: Roberta Donnay, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

5. The Diva 4:18
Mid-Tempo Tinseltown Lounge Jazz w/ Piano & Sax Solos
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Lisa Aschmann (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Nashville Geographic (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: David Sparkman, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quartet

6. So Near 5:24
Down-Tempo Nostalgic Ballad w/ Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 100%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 100%
Performers: Carla Helmbrecht, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quartet

7. Love's Gonna Getcha! 3:36
Mid-Up-Tempo Swingin' Jazz Combo w/ Guitar Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Ken McKenzie (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: David Sparkman, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quartet

8. The More I Think of You 4:47
Down-Tempo Cabaret Jazz Pop-Ballad w/ Sax Solo M
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Adryan Russ (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Dreamwriter (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Scott Dreier, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quartet

9. The Day That We Met 4:29
Mid-Down-Tempo Cinematic Piano/Vocal Pop Ballad
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Adryan Russ (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%, Dreamwriter (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Tami Tappan, Vocal - Joel Evans, Piano

Tracks 10 - 17 are Instrumental mixes of Tracks 1 - 9

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Denise Renee Johnson

Absolutely the best
This is the most romantic compilation of jazz artists that I have heard in quite awhile. Wonderful vocalists. This is real music as they used to have back in the day. Just listen to the lyrics and you'll know that romance is not dead just not properly appreciated as it was back in the day. Long live old school music like this!
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