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Vocale jazz - Verschenen op 1 december 2017 | Fire Records

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One year after Giant Sand was put to bed, the faithful and prolific leader Howe Gelb carried on down the classy and experimental route. Martinis and blue smoke evaporate from Further Standards, an intensification of the preceding Future Standards from which he took the compositions back to the studio or the stage. We also find two new tracks here; Presumptuous and All You Need To Know to open the album. But the real added value of the work resides in the omnipresence of Lonna Kelly, who has already appeared on Terribly So, A Book You’ve Read Before and even Blurry Blue Mountain (2010) with Giant Sand. On the guitar, we find Naïm Amor, Thøger Lund on the bass and Andrew Collberg on the drums. Within the atmosphere of a hushed club that’s frozen in the 1940/50s with Nat King Cole and Hoagy Carmichael, the throaty voice of the Tuscan prince finds a notable echo in Kelly’s whispered and velvety vocals. Vulnerable and cavalier, these evocations of antagonizing love should be consumed at nightfall. With moderation. © CS/Qobuz
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Jazz - Verschenen op 8 maart 2019 | Fire Records

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Jazz - Verschenen op 25 november 2016 | Fire Records

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In February 2016, Howe Gelb made the surprising announcement that he was retiring his longtime project Giant Sand, and while he didn't offer specifics about what he was going to do next, he did end his statement with the words, "Piano for now. Songs forever." Those five words turned out to be an excellent summation of Future Standards, an album that Gelb issued roughly ten months later. Future Standards finds the great Arizona surrealist transforming himself into an alternate world version of Frank Sinatra, singing his own brand of saloon songs suitable for a late night and a glass of good bourbon. Most of Future Standards features Gelb accompanied by piano, bass, and drums, and the melodies pay unironic tribute to the graceful jazz-influenced pop sounds of the '40s and '50s. This is music meant for a cabaret or a piano lounge, not a rock club, and Gelb not only plays it straight, he sounds comfortable and playfully sly as he croons over his piano work, which manages to embrace the melodies while toying with them at the same time, while the drummer stirs the soup and the bassist gently tends to the low end. While this sounds very little like Giant Sand, this is very much a Howe Gelb album; the lyrics, most dealing with affairs of the heart, are gentler than many of his best known works, but there's still an edge of purposeful eccentricity that's authentically his in tunes like "May You Never Fall in Love," "Terribly So," and "Mad Man at Large." And the occasional vocal interjections of Lonna Kelley add a romantic touch while maintaining an off-kilter feel that serves this music remarkably well. Future Standards isn't quite "Howe Gelb, the Moonlight, and You," but it's closer than anyone might expect, and he plays lounge lizard here entirely on his own terms, and it's a thoroughly enjoyable detour for a multi-faceted artist. © Mark Deming /TiVo
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Pop - Verschenen op 5 maart 2021 | Eureka

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Country - Verschenen op 5 november 2012 | Fire Records

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Rock - Verschenen op 16 januari 2017 | Fire Records

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Country - Verschenen op 15 oktober 2012 | Fire Records

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 30 september 2013 | Fire Records

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Pop - Verschenen op 10 juli 2012 | Eureka

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Alternative en Indie - Verschenen op 2 november 2012 | Fire Records