Tom Lellis Quartet
Featuring: Gary Fisher, p. Ed Howard, b. Ernesto Simpson, d.
The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th St NYC (212) 576-2232
Monday, August 28. 2006
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Performing Music From His New CD
Avenue of the Americas is the critically-acclaimed singer and multi- instrumentalist Tom Lellis's newest recording. Joined by world renowned musicians including Toninho Horta and Richard Bona, Tom sings his lyrics to works by Pat Metheny, Horta, the Yellowjackets, Keith Jarrett, an original and arrangements of music by the Beatles, Ashford and Simpson and U2.
Tom Lellis is a bold, innovative musician with a supple voice and distinctive style. Lellis imitates nobody, and his passion is evident in every word he sings. Refreshing!" -- All About Jazz
Standards and new works with a terrific, unique Latin Flavor Tom Lellis is a man of many talents as he so well demonstrates on this fine new CD. Not only is he a fine and pungent vocalist, but he also is a strong lyricist, composer and arranger. This is one of those recordings for easy listening in the evening watching the sun go down - and the fire come up!" --Amazon.com
This is very much a haunting and atmospheric set, one of Lellis' most intriguing to date." --All Music Guide
Tom Lellis has everything going for him." --DownBeat
A spirited, nimble embroidery of melody" --New York Times