Following the success of Heller’s first Sinatra album, Sinatra My Way, comes the quintessential classic jazz recording, Sinatra All The Way. Produced by Ray Barnette, Sinatra All the Way was recorded in Nashville, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra conducted by the legendary arranger’s son, Christopher Riddle and John Mills of the University of Texas at Austin. Using the latest recording technology, the audio quality showcases these arrangements so that they can be heard as Nelson Riddle envisioned them with each instrument “tweaked” to perfection. " The album features classic tunes complimented by the rich sound of a full orchestra that serves as the perfect backdrop for Heller’s tenor voice and playful interpretations of each memorable song. Heller brings the songs of the Great American Songbook to life as never heard before, harkening back to the golden era when ‘the Voice’ and orchestral interplay became one. The Associated Press says, “Heller shines on All the Way.”
Sinatra All The Way will be released on June 23, 2017 and will be available on CD and Vinyl.
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On All the Way:
"Andrew really rose to the challenge of making these classic songs his own. His performances combined with the opportunity to record the Nelson Riddle Orchestra made for a truly great experience and an album that I'm proud to have been involved with.” – Ray Barnette
“Playing the incredible arrangements of Nelson Riddle in that big beautiful Nashville studio with all the great musicians was a rare opportunity to experience recording at its best.” – Michael Mordecai
“My task was to study the classic Frank Sinatra recordings featuring Nelson Riddle’s exquisite arrangements to capture all the nuances of Nelson Riddle's masterpieces. It was a genuine privilege to be able to re-experience these great song renditions exactly as they were first recorded -- on a large soundstage, with the singer, rhythm section, brass, reeds and strings all performing and "going to tape" live together. Instead of piecing the music together from a series of "overdubs," as is the norm these days, we all had the pleasure of recording these songs as an organic whole. I believe you can hear – and feel - that special chemistry on this new vinyl.” – John Mills
Praise for Sinatra My Way: “At last a CD that does Frank Sinatra Justice. Andrew is in the pocket with all these great Sinatra classics.” – Jim Stone, The ‘All new” BIG BAND SWING on 89.7 FM, Lansing, Michigan.
“On ‘My Way’, Heller interprets without impersonation. His vocals are strong, yet easy on the ear. Unlike most Sinatra salutes, Heller focuses on personalizing the lyric – making each tune his own- all the while remaining respectful to the ‘Chairman of the Board’. He delivers in his way indeed.” – UPI
“Andrew Heller’s rich tenor voice takes Frank Sinatra’s songs to a new depth. His current CD, Sinatra My Way, is a lively and entertaining session. Andrew Heller takes the spotlight with ease and holds the audience to the last note. This is a singer.” – John Bohannon, The Jazz Café, WRHU, New York.
Track list for Sinatra All The Way:
1. Come Dance With Me
2. Old Devil Moon
3. World On A String
4. Strangers In The Night
5. You Make Me Feel So Young
6. Our Love is Here to Stay
7. Fly Me To The Moon
8. Young At Heart
9. Come Fly With Me
10. All The Way
11. New York, New York
About Andrew Heller:
The epitome of a Renaissance man, Andrew Heller spent most of his professional life in the world of hi-tech holding numerous patents and earning the prestigious title of IBM Fellow at the tender age of 27. A classically trained tenor, Heller never lost his passion for music and launched a second career more than a decade ago. Since then he has released ten full length Broadway, country, pop and inspirational recordings with over 20 songs reaching the top 15 in numerous national charts. His most recent recordings include two Sinatra tribute albums, Sinatra My Way and the recently released Sinatra All the Way both recorded with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and true to the legendary Riddle arrangements. While Heller stays true to Sinatra’s style he does not impersonate the iconic crooner rather opting to pay tribute by putting his unique vocal stamp on the signature classics. Andrew and his wife Mary Ann are also outstanding Austin philanthropists supporting many organizations and causes including the Long Center for the Performing Arts, the Austin Opera, The Austin Symphony Orchestra, Seton Hospital, and the Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards to name a few.
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