We’ve been meaning for some time now to drop this cat’s music in the mix of things at The Flux. We’re enthralled by the music and smoothness of baritone vocalist/pianist Andy Bey and his 2001 release “on Encoded Music titled “Tuesdays in Chinatown!” Perhaps you haven’t heard this dude croon before, yes I did say croon this is definitely your opportunity to experience and envelope his riveting vocal style!
Andy Bey’s hypnotic vocals have enriched the music of Horace Silver, Stanley Clarke, and McCoy Tyner, and made him one the premiere jazz stylists today. On this CD, the Newark-born pianist-vocalist is supported by a quicksilver rhythm section featuring bassist Ron Carter, drummer Victor Lewis, and percussionist Mino Cinelu. Augmented by strings and horns, the deep-voiced Bey drapes his songs in a sophisticated azure aura that is simultaneously ethereal and earthy. Bey’s stylistic range is broad, stretching from the slinky, slow-tempoed title track written by Herb Jordan to the down-home number, “Feelin’ Lowdown,” by blues legend Big Bill Broonzy. Bey’s love of Brazilian music is evident on his impassioned takes of Milton Nascimento’s “Saidas e Bandeiras” and “Bridges.” – Amazon.com/Eugene Holley Jr.
While you’re here, check out Andy captured live as he sings “Like a Lover.”