iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from American Road by The Tierney Sutton Band, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

American Road

The Tierney Sutton Band

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Tierney Sutton has long been a wide-ranging explorer as a vocalist, not satisfied with the standard jazz canon or typical approaches to songs. Together with her long-running band (pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, plus drummer Ray Brinker, all but one of whom have been with her since prior to her 1998 debut CD), Sutton finds songs she likes and works with her musicians to create provocative arrangements that keep the essence of melodies within reach while making thoughtful use of space and surprising rhythms. Opening with a focus on traditional songs, Sutton's warm voice is complemented by Brinker's hip backbeat and Jacob's darting piano. Her medley of "Oh Shenandoah" and "The Water Is Wide" is full of surprises, with her rich wordless vocal in the former bracketing the latter as its centerpiece, with Jacob interweaving "Oh Shenandoah" into his backing of the singer in "The Water Is Wide." The humorous introduction to George Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So" sounds like one of the two themes from Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse," though the piece quickly takes an ominous turn in Sutton's dramatic, driving setting. Two more pieces from Porgy and Bess follow, a harmonically rich yet melancholy "Summertime" and a powerful "My Man's Gone Now" that incorporates an insistent vamp to increase its emotional impact. Sutton also explores the music of Broadway with three selections from the Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim hit musical West Side Story, highlighted by her moving treatment of "Somewhere." The finale is a harmonically rich duet with Jacob of "America the Beautiful," a beloved song that jazz vocalists have long overlooked.

American Road, The Tierney Sutton Band
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.