JAMES TAYLOR - iHeartRadio, NEW YORK 2020

March 17, 2020 – 5:34 am

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JAMES TAYLOR
New York 2020 [no label, 1CD]

iHeartRadio ICONS. iHeartRadio Theater, New York, NY; February 27, 2020. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

James Taylor: In Celebration of ‘American Standard’ - one day ahead of the album’s release date.

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James Taylor will take on the Great American Songbook on the singer’s upcoming album American Standard, due out February 28, 2020. The LP is Taylor’s first since 2015’s Before This World and 19th overall.

“I’ve always had songs I grew up with that I remember really well, that were part of the family record collection - and I had a sense of how to approach, so it was a natural to put American Standard together,” Taylor said in a statement. “I know most of these songs from the original cast recordings of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, including My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Carousel, Showboat and others.”

Taylor also unveiled the first single from American Standard, a take on the Gene De Paul-Sammy Chan jazz classic “Teach Me Tonight,” previously popularized by Dinah Washington and Frank Sinatra. Taylor added, “In terms of how they were performed and recorded before, we paid attention to the chords and melody, but we were interested in doing something new, and in bringing something new to it, we’ve reinterpreted the songs, that’s what makes it worth doing.” The album also features Taylor’s version of standards like “My Blue Heaven,” “Moon River” and “Pennies From Heaven,” as well as a trio of tracks penned by Rodgers and Hammerstein. - Rolling Stone

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Track 01. Intro by Jim Kerr/Carolina in My Mind 7:44
Track 02. Q&A with Jim Kerr 4:18
Track 03. Almost Like Being in Love * (Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner) 3:43
Track 04. Q&A with Jim Kerr 4:30
Track 05. Teach Me Tonight * (Dinah Washington cover) 4:21
Track 06. How Sweet It Is 5:10
Track 07. You Can Close Your Eyes 3:01
Track 08. Something in the Way She Moves 4:40
Track 09. My Blue Heaven * (Gene Austin cover) 4:05
Track 10. It’s Only a Paper Moon * (Harold Arlen cover) 4:26
Track 11. Mexico 5:29
Track 12. Shower the People 6:09
58 mins

* Tracks from American Standard.

Lineup:
James Taylor - vocals, guitar
Kate Markowitz
- vocals
Arnold McCuller
- vocals
Dorian Holley
- vocals
John Pizzarelli
- guitar
Larry Goldings
- piano, melodica
Jimmy Johnson
- bass
Chad Wackerman
- drums

Click here to order American Standard.

  1. 11 Responses to “JAMES TAYLOR - iHeartRadio, NEW YORK 2020”

  2. james jimmy jt put down the guitar go home please take your meds then take a long long nap. this set reminds of the Julia Hülsmann Quintet post where “beloved” oldies are painfully redone but here it’s worse half are his own songs…let sleeping dogs be

    By woodpeckerdeadwood on Mar 17, 2020

  3. Rumor has it James gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Mar 17, 2020

  4. who is this bozo

    By Smashmouth on Mar 17, 2020

  5. James Taylor is a national treasure ‘ a living legend. How can someone criticize him ? Shame on you Woodpeckerdeadwood .

    By Elvin on Mar 17, 2020

  6. James has a Giant Coc . I wanted to fuck him in 74 but all he did was pull it out and show it to me and let me play with it . He said he couldn’t cheat on Carly Simon.

    By Bebe on Mar 17, 2020

  7. His Coc must have been over 12 inches and very thick . I wanted it inside of me so bad but respected him for being faithful. This occurred backstage of course.

    By Bebe on Mar 17, 2020

  8. This is lovely! Great quality broadcast and really fascinating to hear Taylor visit the Great American Songbook. Really astonishing quality and a chilled but tight like that session from him and his excellent band

    Did you actually LISTEN to it woodpeckerdeadwood? As Elvin says and I guess each to their own but as music goes it don’t come much better IMHO.
    “Let’s just sit back and relapse”!

    Thanks Big O! A gem

    By swappers on Mar 17, 2020

  9. It’s the end of the world as we know it…
    And I don’t feel fine…

    By Derrick on Mar 17, 2020

  10. Not me who posted above, but I fuckin agree with the clone

    By Derrick on Mar 17, 2020

  11. best sleeping pill ever..non narcotic non addictive

    By dropkicksarge on Mar 17, 2020

  12. A similar artist Jackson Browne has come down with Covig 19 viris. He is at his home in Los Angeles. A teen has just passed away in Los Angeles County.

    By ScarRad on Mar 25, 2020

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