LML Music is excited to announce the August 2013 release of 'Shades of Blue," a new recording from singer Harold Sanditen. Sanditen recorded 'Shades of Blue" live at The Pheasantry, London UK in November 2012, supported by a lively crowd of players including Michael Roulston, Dave Olney, Paul Merser, Bob Sydor and Steve Bentley-Klein.
'I absolutely love the magic that comes from performing live," says Sanditen, a Londoner (since 1987) who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 'Audiences feed singers, so you almost always get something in a live performance that you simply cannot replicate in a studio."
'Shades of Blue" is a smooth mesh of jazz-cabaret, filled with diverse material that allowed Sanditen to explore his fascination with the word 'blue" – from music and sound to color – and naughty to nice. Tunes like Irving Berlin's 'Blue Skies" Live alongside companions like Stevie Nicks 'Landlside," Jobim's 'No More Blues," and 'The Waters of March," as well a ditty titled 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me."
A song and dance man in high school and college musicals, Sanditen began performing professionally in 2008 after a successful twenty-year career as an international theater producer, and a three-year stint as an investment banker in New York City. A colleague from Wharton, where Sanditen received his MBA, introduced him to the world of New York City cabaret in 2006 while he was in town producing a play, and he was smitten with the genre.
Sanditen released his debut CD, 'Taking Flight," in 2010. Quickly, he was performing at The Duplex, Don't Tell Mama and The Metropolitan Room in New York, Pizza on the Park, The Pheasantry and Crazy Coqs in London, where incidentally, Sanditen hosts a new open mic weekly.
'Shades of Blue" will be released by LML music on August 13th. The disc and digital downloads will be available through LMLMusic.com, iTunes, Amazon.com, and many other traditional and online retailers.
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Shades of Blue Tracklisting
Shakin' the Blues Away 3:12 (Irving Berlin)
The Birth of the Blues 4:37 (B.G. de Sylva, Lew Brown/Ray Henderson)
Waters of March 3:32 (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me 2:51 (Arthur N. Swanstrom, Charles R McGarron and Carey Morgan, additional lyrics Harold Sanditen)
No More Blues 3:53 (Vinícius de Moraes/Antonio Carlos Jobim/ Jon Hendricks/Jessie Cavanaugh)
The Way You Look Tonight 3:33 (Dorothy Fields/Jerome Kern)
I'm Hip 3:05 (Bob Dorough/Dave Frishberg)
I Saw The Light 3:14 (Todd Rundgren)
Landslide 4:07 (Stevie Nicks)
Moondance 4:56 (Van Morrison)
Love for Sale / Me and Mrs. Jones 4:08 (Cole Porter/ Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert)
He's Got a Way 2:50 (Billy Joel)
A Night in Tunisia / You and the Night and the Music 3:56 (Jon Hendricks/Dizzy Gillespie/Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz)
Bluebird 3:44 (Leon Russell)
A Boy Named Sue 3:23 (Shel Silverstein)
Fly Me to the Moon 2:31 (Bart Howard)
The Stately Homes of England 3:51 (Noël Coward, additional lyrics Barry Kleinbort)
Blue Skies 4:04 (Irving Berlin)