WE LOOK TO THE STARS
As for the songs they’re witty, observant and have actual tunes attached
It’s a delight. - The Observer
Songs that sound like you’ve known them for years. - Daily Express
Stilgoe’s lyrics are intricate, his tunes breezy, and a cover of Waterloo Sunset provides a wistful payoff to a confident set. - The Sunday Times
Upon release Joe Stilgoe's second studio album went straight to the top of the UK jazz charts while pulling in rave reviews from the national press and attracting new fans.
The album showcases Stilgoe's expressive and charming voice in an album of (mostly) originals with his trademark catchy hooks and instant familiarity.
We Look To The Stars sees Stilgoe accompanied by a swinging band of strings, brass, saxophone and trio which add a traditional jazz sound to his contemporary songs.
From album opener, the swinging Let's Begin, to the exuberant We Should Kiss via Now Wasn't That Fun? which shows off his scatting credentials, Stilgoe has crafted an engaging album which is fresh, yet familiar.
Stilgoe completes the album with a cover of the Kinks' Waterloo Sunset, a simple yet effective piano-vocal rendition which allows his voice and phenomenal piano playing to shine.
Joe Stilgoe worked with three times GRAMMY-nominated, BRIT Award-winning producer, trumpeter and mixer James McMillan to create the perfect sound for We Look To The Stars.
Joe is a singer, pianist and songwriter, touring constantly around the world with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at Ronnie Scott's, the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Albert Hall, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Festival (Time Out award), Henley Festival, Barbados Festival, Sardinia Jazz Festival, Sicily Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival and in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin to Kuala Lumpur.
He has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Northern Sinfonia, Lahti Symphony, Finland and the RTE Orchestra in Dublin.
1. Let's Begin 4:58|
2. I Like This One 3:25
3. We Should Kiss 2:53
4. Now Wasn't That Fun? 4:50
5. (That's The Way It Crumbles) Cookie-wise 4:51
6. The Chestnut Tree 4:14
7. So Much To Learn 4:55
8. Can't Catch Me Out 3:37
9. Time To Fly 3:43
10. To Be Decided 4:00
11. Waterloo Sunset 4:48
Total Time 46:00
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