The New Classics

The New Classics

by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

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Overview

In the years since it debuted, Scott Bradlee's covers project, Postmodern Jukebox, has risen in status from YouTube gimmick to a beloved international touring troupe encompassing the talents of numerous singers, musicians, and dancers in a rotating theatrical ensemble. Bradlee's idea of treating contemporary pop and rock hits to retro jazz and big-band arrangements first manifested itself in 2009, when the New York-based musician uploaded a video of himself playing an '80s pop medley arranged for ragtime piano. A couple more similarly minded endeavors (e.g., A Motown Tribute to Nickelback) followed before the newly christened Postmodern Jukebox struck YouTube gold in 2012 with their snazzy take on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' hip-hop hit "Thrift Shop." Countless videos, singles, albums, and tours later, Bradlee and company found themselves starring in a 2017 PBS Cabaret Jazz special in Las Vegas. That show, released here as The New Classics, acts in part like a greatest-hits package from a group known for reinterpreting the greatest hits of others. With a crack eight-piece band led by Bradlee, a rotation of eight different singers deftly handle a wide-ranging phalanx of tunes, from '70s rock hits like Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" to more recent fare like Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" and Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," the latter of which having been one of PMJ's most successful studio renditions. The night is "(f)emceed" by the charismatic Ariana Savales, who keeps the show running at a brisk pace and is one of its more charming elements. For those already on board the PMJ train, The New Classics offers more smart arrangements and strong performances, this time in a more spirited live setting.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2017
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072042759
catalogNumber: 655
Rank: 5149

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox   Primary Artist
Casey Abrams   Vocals
Sara Niemietz   Vocals
Maiya Sykes   Vocals
David Tedeschi   Drums,Group Member
Jesse Elder   Piano,Group Member
Dani Armstrong   Vocals
Lemar Guillary   Trombone,Group Member
Ariana Savalas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Cottone   Trumpet,Group Member
Aubrey Logan   Trombone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Haley Reinhart   Vocals
Tim Kubart   Tambourine,Group Member
Scott Bradlee   Piano,Group Member
Lavance Colley   Vocals
Adam Kubota   Bass,Group Member
Matt Parker   Clarinet,Saxophone,Group Member
Dani Strong   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Cyndi Lauper   Composer
Christine McVie   Composer
James Horner   Composer
John Burk   Executive Producer
Chris Cornell   Composer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Larry Reed   Engineer
Adam Schlesinger   Composer
Max Martin   Composer
William Hanna   Composer
Joseph Barbera   Composer
Hoyt Curtin   Composer
Shawn Carter   Composer
Andreas Carlsson   Composer
Beyoncé Knowles   Composer
Kristian Lundin   Composer
Ryan Tedder   Composer
Taylor Swift   Composer
Shellback   Composer
Jesse Elder   Music Direction
Christopher Collingwood   Composer
Thaddis Harrell   Composer
Christopher Stewart   Composer
Terius Nash   Composer
Meghan Trainor   Composer
Jake Schulze   Composer
Robert Hyman   Composer
Tony Volpe   Backline Technician
Scott Bradlee   Arranger,Producer
Evan Bogart   Composer
Tim Swift   Executive Producer
Sarah Reich   Tap Dancing
Anissa Lee   Tap Dancing
Kevin Kardish   Composer
Myron Martin   Executive Producer

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