Blue Skies Seth MacFarlane
Label: Verve Label Group
Subgenre: Big Band
Artist: Seth MacFarlane
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- 1It's You or No One02:50
- 2No Moon At All02:23
- 3You'll Get Yours02:46
- 4A Hundred Years From Today03:01
- 5If I Were A Bell02:23
- 6Out of Nowhere03:13
- 7On Green Dolphin Street03:05
- 8That Old Feeling02:50
- 9Blue Skies03:15
- 10It Could Happen to You02:54
- 11I Didn't Know About You03:37
- 12You Turned The Tables On Me03:15
- 13Never In A Million Years03:42
- 14Unless I Do It All With You02:46
Info for Blue Skies
Arranged and conducted by award-winning composer, Andrew Cottee, Seth MacFarlane's Blue Skies features classics such as "No Moon At All", "On Green Dolphin Street" and "I Didn't Know About You" orchestrated with a big band jazz ensemble.
“I have long been a fan of Andrew Cottee’s supremely artful and buoyant orchestrations, so after our last collaboration, “Once in A While,” a record featuring melancholy ballads as its central theme, I really wanted to hear what he could do with an up-tempo album. As always, Andrew did not disappoint. His arrangements of these 14 songs carefully selected by the two of us are yet another shining example of the expertise with which he handles both melodic interpretations and orchestral dynamics. I can probably count on one hand the composers today who are still able to truly inhabit this particular genre of music, with its demand for nuance and sophisticated writing that oftentimes goes unregistered by the general public. Andrew understands the endless potential and breadth of sound made possible by a large ensemble of world-class players, and unlike so many arrangers of modern big band jazz, he never leans on old tropes or musical comfort zones. His charts are constantly surprising and present, sounding their fanfares while always selflessly supporting the vocal. I hope you dig his writing as much as I do.” (Seth MacFarlane)
Seth MacFarlane, vocals
Larry Koonse, guitar
Dan Higgins, alto saxophone
Tom Ranier, piano
Chuck Berghofer, bass
Peter Erskine, drums
Andrew Cottee, conductor
is a true renaissance man possessing talents that encompass every aspect of the entertainment industry. He has created some of the most popular content on television and film today while also expanding his career in the worlds of music, literature and philanthropy. He is the creator of FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD!, voicing many characters on both shows. He executive produced the 13 time Emmy Award nominated series Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, the 13-part successor to the original docu-series of Carl Sagan’s iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science. MacFarlane made his feature film directorial debut in 2012 with the highest-grossing original R-rated film of all time, Ted and is currently in production on the sequel, Ted 2 which is set for release on June 26, 2015. MacFarlane co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the recently released live action feature film, A Million Ways to Die in the West. MacFarlane’s debut album, “Music Is Better Than Words,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2011 and received two Grammy nominations, including ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.’ In 2013, MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards and was also an Academy Award nominee the same year. In 2009, he created The Seth MacFarlane Foundation to focus his charitable efforts.
is an Emmy® Award-winning composer and conductor with more than 100 motion picture and television credits. He has produced and arranged songs for such artists as Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Burt Bacharach, Chris Mann, Natasha Bedingfield, The All-American Rejects, The Goo Goo Dolls, Mika, Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Rosemary Clooney and Jonatha Brooke. McNeely was Grammy nominated for Outstanding Classical Crossover Album for The Day the Earth Stood Still.
McNeely most recently composed the music for MacFarlane’s feature film A Million Ways to Die in the West. McNeely and MacFarlane wrote the original song “A Million Ways to Die” for the movie which is performed by country music superstar Alan Jackson.
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