Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Soulful Los Angeles by-way-of Louisiana Singer RORY PARTIN Releases new self-titled album

Featuring an all-star Big Band made up of legendary performers who played with Tommy Dorsey, Bobby Darin, and Harry James as well as a guest appearance by Opry/Cajun music hero Jimmy C Newman, Rory Partin takes listeners on a journey through American music history. From swing standards including “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” to contemporary classics like “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”, the new album displays Partin's ability to build on a foundation of legends while also "adding his own unique twist to his music" (Confront Magazine) thanks to "a sharp sense of humor and a dash of gospel grit" (Popdose).

At a time when many classic tunes from the Great American Songbook are facing extinction, powerhouse of blue-eyed soul Rory Partin and His All Star 18-piece Big Band are not only keeping musical history alive on their forthcoming fan-funded LP (out 8/19/14), they’re infusing it with fresh new energy courtesy of Partin’s “sharp sense of humor and a dash of gospel grit” (Popdose). Poised to take his place among artists like Michael Bublé and Harry Connick, Jr., “Partin separates himself from his colleagues, offering a contrasting timbre and amplifying the soul...his beautiful upper register coupled with the hard-swinging big band arrangement gives you chills listening” (Brent Music Reviews).

A multi-instrumentalist who has lived in and taken influences from several of America's great musical centers (including New Orleans, Nasvhille, and Los Angeles), Partin has toured internationally with five-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris and performed with his own All Star Big Band at George W. Bush’s Inaugural Ball and The National Symphony Ball at the Kennedy Center. Featuring Opry/Cajun music legend Jimmy C Newman and Partin’s signature “glass-smooth voice curled with a Louisiana accent” (Hollywood Progressive), Partin's latest album takes listeners on a heartfelt journey through time that stretches from swing-era standards like “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” to contemporary classics like “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”.

1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
2. Tender Trap (Love is The)
3. I've Got You Under My Skin
4. Everybody's Got Somebody But Me
5. Fly Me to the Moon
6. Orange Colored Sky
7. I Get a Kick Out of You (feat. Alexa James)
8. Night and Day
9. Georgia on My Mind
10. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (feat. Jimmy C. Newman)
11. What a Wonderful World

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