Ronny Whyte Celebrating The Release Of His New CD at Jazz At Kitano Saturday, June 17th 8pm

Ronny Whyte celebrates the release of his new cd “Shades of Whyte,” Saturday June 17th at 8 pm at Jazz at Kitano. Whtye, on piano and vocals, will be joined by Boots Maleson on bass, David Silliman on drums, Sean Harkness on guitar, Alex Nguyen on trumpet and Lou Caputo on tenor sax, flute and alto flute.

Ronny Whyte is of that rare breed: a seasoned performer, comfortable in the concert hall, dinner club, jazz room or cabaret. He doesn’t simply play and sing notes: he understands the lyrics and he tells the story. You believe him when he displays Shades of Whyte in this aptly titled CD and exclaims “The Song is You”and “I Love the Way You Dance.” There’s heartfelt sincerity in his requests to “Linger Awhile” and “Love Me Tomorrow,” he no doubt means it in “I’ll Tell You What.” An imaginative arrangement of that ‘50s tale of a young girl’s awakening may strike a nostalgic note in “Nina Never Knew.”

This collection is also seasoned with “A Little Samba” and a trio of songs with a bossa nova beat. Some vintage Jerome Kern, Blossom Dearie, Vernon Duke, Lerner & Lane and Schwartz & Dietz round out the program with style and heart. “I am delighted to add this bouquet to my collection,” enthuses Elliott Ames of radio station WVOX- AM 1460, WVOX.com

Jazz at Kitano is at 66 Park Ave. in Manhattan.  (212) 885-7119
Reservations suggested
$17 Cover – $20 minimum For tickets & info click here

 

 

Record label/number: Audiophile ACD-353

Artist Website: http://ronnywhyte.com

Release Date: MAY 5, 2017

UPC Code: 762247235323

 

CD Track Listing

  1. THE SONG IS YOU Kern (m) Hammerstein (l) 3:37 *
  2. ISN’T THAT THE THING TO DO? Dearie (m) Saltzberg (l) 3:36 #
  3. IT’S TIME FOR LOVE Whyte (m) Levy (l) 3:01 #
  4. NINA NEVER KNEW Alter (m) Drake (l) 3:30 *
  5. I LOVE THE WAY YOU DANCE Whyte (m) Grant (l) 3:47 *
  6. LINGER AWHILE Whyte (m) Schore (l) 3:23 #
  7. LOVE ME TOMORROW Duke (m) LaTouche (l) 2:53 *
  8. I’LL CLOSE MY EYES Reid (m) Kaye (l) 2:35 #
  9. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT Whyte (m & l) 3:36 *
  10. BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES Whyte (m & l) 3:16 #
  11. SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE THE BLUES Byron & Harris (m & l) 5:05 #
  12. A LITTLE SAMBA Lamont ( m & l) & SO DANCO SAMBA Jobim (m) Vinicius De Moraes (l) 3:00 #
  13. FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE Bretton, Edwards & Meyer (m & l) 3:48 #
  14. I’M OLD FASHIONED Kern (m) Johnny Mercer (l) 3:40
  15. TOO LATE NOW Lane (m) Lerner (l) 4:06 *
  16. DANCING IN THE DARK Schwartz (m) Dietz (l) 3:21 #

Musicians:

Ronny Whyte – piano, Vocals & Arrangements – All tracks, Boots Maleson – Bass – All Tracks, Sean Harksness – Guitar – All Tracks except #14 #– Lou Caputo – Tenor & Flute, Mauricio De Souza – Drums, * – Alex Nguyen- – Trumpet, David Silliman – Drums (& track #14)

Recorded at: Teaneck Sound Studio, New Jersey December 12 & 13, 2016 ngineer, Mixing and Mastering: Dave Kowalski

Produced by: Ronny Whyte