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Spencer Day “Angel City” CD Release Celebration, at Birdland
Monday June 19, 7:00 pm$40
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that acclaimed singer-songwriter-pianist Spencer Day will return to Birdland to celebrate the release of his much-anticipated new album, “Angel City,” on Monday, June 19 at 7pm. Called his most complex concept album to date, “Angel City” will feature all-new original songs, as well as concert favorites and a few reimagined interpretations of previous recordings. The release of “Angel City” will mark the completion of Day’s seventh album.
The city of dreams is built on projections and fantasy, light and darkness. Using the fabled City of Angels as a backdrop, “Angel City” continues Spencer’s meditations on love, fame and narcissism. The album’s inspiration comes from Spencer’s struggles to maintain his own artistic integrity and authenticity in a world which so often values neither. Incorporating slices of life from the legends and nobodies who built the place, “Angel City” will include some concert favorites including “The Ghost of the Chateau Marmont” and “72 and Sunny.”
Hailed as “immaculate,” “classic Spencer” and “deeply moving and often surprising,” early reviews of “Angel City” have been enthusiastic. “Angel City” lyrics and melodies reveal something of a stylistic departure from Spencer’s previous records, though listeners will certainly find his unique blend of blue-eyed soul, pop and the film noir moodiness from the classic jazz era.
Widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements, Spencer Day has wooed audiences at venues all over the world including Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Tanglewood Music Center in Boston, as well as on national television including “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” His hit song, “Till You Come to Me,” reached the number one spot on the Contemporary Jazz Billboard charts. His last album, “Daybreak,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and reflects Day’s roots in the Great American Songbook.