Standard Time

Standard Time

by Steve Tyrell

Overview

Sounding like an urbane Dr. John and accompanied by the best instrumental support that money can buy, vocalist Steve Tyrell returns with a new collection of standard interpretations. Much like his earlier hit album, A New Standard, Standard Time concentrates on the good old good ones: ageless songs by the likes of Kern (“Why Was I Born”), Porter (“Everytime We Say Goodbye”), Waller (“Ain’t Misbehaving”), and Carmichael (“Stardust”). Tyrell, gruff of voice but sure of swing, gives each chestnut new flair with his vivacious readings. There’s also a delightful duet with Jane Monheit on the coyly playful “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The backing ensemble is stocked with A-list studio players including drummer John Guerin, saxophonist Plas Johnson, and pianist Joe Sample; guests include harmonica player extraordinaire Toots Thielemans and, in a prominent role, trumpeter Clark Terry. Tyrell, for his part, sounds like he’s having the time of his life: Like a kid locked in a candy shop, he indulges his passion for jazz and great songs amid a cadre of exceptional players. The enthusiasm of all involved makes this a jewel of a recording.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998600621
catalogNumber: 86006

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Tyrell   Primary Artist
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Elena Barere   Strings,Concert Master
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Barry Finclair   Strings
Gary Grant   Trumpet
John Guerin   Drums
Juliet Haffner   Strings
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone
Bob Magnusson   Bass
Bob Mann   Guitar
Alan Pasqua   Piano
Allan Schwartzberg   Percussion,Drums
Donna Tecco   Strings
Toots Thielemans   Harmonica
Cary Grant   Trumpet
Charles Berghoffer   Bass
Avril Brown   Strings
Kenny Asher   Piano
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Katherine LiVolsi Stern   Strings
Alan Paqua   Piano
Jane Monheit   Vocals
Natalie Cenovia Cummins   Strings
Larry Williams   Flute,Saxophone
Bobby Ginsburg   Percussion
Cecilia Hobbs Gardner   Strings
Steven Holtman   Trombone

Technical Credits

Joe Sample   Arranger
Jerome Kern   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Doug Epstein   Engineer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Bob Mann   Arranger,Producer
Alan Pasqua   rhythm arrangement
Bill Schnee   Engineer
Steve Tyrell   Producer,Engineer
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Kenny Asher   String Arrangements
Aimee MacAuley   Art Direction
Koji Egawa   Engineer
Stephanie Tyrell   Producer,Engineer
Johnny Kubelka   Engineer
Maital Sabbon   grooming
Bobby Ginsburg   Engineer
Jeff Jones   Engineer
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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Standard Time 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard Steve Tyrell, I kept wondering, where has this man been?? He truly is the voice you've been searching for. After receiving A New Standard as a gift, I was hooked. I played it and played it until a trip to Barnes & Noble in October of this year led me to my newfound obsession, Standard Time. Mr. Tyrell's second go-round lived up to its expectations. Each song better than the last, classics like ''Baby It's Cold Outside'' and ''Georgia on my Mind'' left me wanting me more. You just can't get enough of that voice...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was at Barnes & Noble and heard it played overhead like background. But I found my foot keeping rhythm and my attention drawn to it. As I listened thought, ''Great piano.. great trumpet..wow, what a great band''. Then, ''Interesting, warm voice, jazz with a R&B twist.. who is this guy?''. Then I heard ''What a Little Moonlight Can Do'', and I was hooked. Got ''Standard Time'' without further hesitation. Steve Tyrell knows how to sing those great songs with the same assurance and fun as these artists in their later years when I think they were/are their best and least self-conscious: Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn, Rosemary Clooney, Shirley Horn. His interpretations are fresh and kicky. He's got the grit of Billie Holiday and Diana Krall and loaded with character. The arrangements are perfect and fun. The band is all that you can hope for.
drbcabarete More than 1 year ago
This artist always delivers a sound which is distinctively his and if one enjoys this mood, then one is happy and satisfied with the product. At times, his choice of material leaves me wanting something else or something more, but more than not, I enjoy the presentation. He always sounds as if he is just here for the money and would rather not be singing (working). But he is a stylist in a rather minimal way. I have other cd's of his work and probably will purchase more depending on his song selection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have all of Steve's CD'd and will buy any other that he comes out with.I also purchase them for gifts because I want others to enjoy his singing as much as I do.He is my favorite driving companion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get over the vocal style of this guy. A Great live performer it's an experience to hear and see this guy who's performed,produced and written some our best songs ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
STEVE TYRELL IS THE BEST SINGER THAT I'VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME. I HEARD HIS CD PLAYING AT THE BARNES AND NOBLE STORE IN SAN MATEO,CALIF. I'VE BEEN BACK THREE TIMES TO (RE) PURCHASE THE SAME CD'S MY CHILDREN GO HOME WITH MINE..THANK YOU,STEVE MY FAMILY LOVES YOUR SINGING. GOOD LUCK KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...MARY
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is amazing. Steve has a wonderful raspy voice and the arrangement is simply awesome! I recommend this cd very highly!