SONGS ON FILM THE SEQUEL
Songs at the piano don’t get much sharper than this. The Observer
a powerful improviser with an instinctive gift for melody. The Times
A jazz pianist and songwriter of considerable talent. The Guardian
All the best movies need a sequel and Joe Stilgoe’s popular tribute to the silver screen, Songs On Film, is no different.
This new studio recording takes listeners on a whirlwind tour of the movies with classics such as ‘Arthur’s Theme’ from the Dudley Moore favourite Arthur and ‘You Never Can Tell’ from Pulp Fiction.
Joe opens the album with ‘What’s On?’, an original track which showcases the lyrical and musical flair which prompted The Observer to describe him as ‘a songwriter of uncommon ability’.
The Monsters Inc favourite, ‘If I Didn’t Have You’, sees Joe and special guest Curtis Stigers take on the roles of Mike and Sulley, originally sung by Billy Crystal and John Goodman.
Joe pays homage to his jazz roots with the Duke Ellington standard ‘Caravan’. Featured in the 2014 film Whiplash, which is set in the world of jazz drumming, this track showcases the talents of his rhythm section: Ben Reynolds (drums) and Tom Farmer (bass).
With songs taken from across the decades (a special 80s medley is a highlight) this is a must for film fans.
Joe Stilgoe is a hit with audiences and critics alike. He enjoys an enormously successful live career with his winning combination of musical virtuosity, breathtaking theatricality and witty audience interaction.
He is a regular fixture at the world’s best jazz venues and festivals and, in addition to his solo work, he is constantly in demand as a musical collaborator to the cream of the crop, including renowned conductor John Wilson and jazz legend Claire Martin.
Joe has performed at the 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. What’s On?|
3. You Never Can Tell (Pulp Fiction)
4. The Rhythm Of Life (Sweet Charity)
5. Afternoon Delight (Anchorman)
6. If I Didn’t Have You (Monsters Inc)
7. Cool (West Side Story)
8. Rainbow Connection (Muppets Movie)
9. Arthur’s Theme (Arthur)
10. People Are Strange (The Lost Boys)
11. Falling Slowly (Once)
12. You’re Sensational (High Society)
13. Caravan (Whiplash)
14. 1980s Medley
15. Footloose (Footloose)
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