American Standard

Titel: American Standard
Producer: Dave O'Donnell, John Pizzarelli & James Taylor
Label: Fantasy Records / Concord Records
Speelduur: 44:59
Releasedatum: 28 februari 2020
Formats: CD, LP, 2LP (hoge kwaliteit), download

"It takes an extraordinary artist to re-imagine some of the most beloved songs of the 20th century and make them completely their own. Unlike most who have tackled similar material, American Standard’s beautifully simple, stripped-down arrangements are based on the 2-guitar collaboration of James Taylor and John Pizzarelli, rather than standard piano arrangements. James was determined to keep that sound at the center of the project, and the effect is mesmerizing.

American Standard was primarily recorded at James's home studio, TheBarn in MA, with additional work done at United Recording and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Treasure Isle and Blackbird Studios in Nashville."

1. My Blue Heaven
2. Moon River
3. Teach Me Tonight
4. As Easy As Rolling Off A Log
5. Almost Like Being In Love
6. Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat
7. The Nearness of You
8. You've Got To Be Carefully Taught
9. God Bless the Child
10. Pennies From Heaven
11. My Heart Stood Still
12. Ol' Man River
13. It's Only A Paper Moon
14. The Surrey With the Fringe On Top

Speciale editie CD (niet beschikbaar in Nederland)
15. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
16. Never Never Land

- James Taylor - Akoestische gitaar & Zang
- Steve Gadd - Drums
- Luis Conte - Percussie
- John Pizzarelli - Gitaar
- Jimmy Johnson - Basgitaar
- Viktor Krauss - Contrabas
- Larry Goldings - Melodica / Hammond B3 Organ
- Walt Fowler - Trompet & Flugelhorn
- Lou Marini - Klarinet & Saxofoon
- Stuart Duncan - Viool
- Jerry Douglas - Dobro
- Arnold McCuller - Zang
- Kate Markowitz - Zang
- Andrea Zonn - Zang
- Dorian Holley - Zang
- Caroline Taylor - Zang