On April 28, 2015, Motéma Music will release Stop Time
, the label debut of acclaimed singer/songwriter and pianist Jon Regen
. In advance of its release, AllMusic is offering an exclusive stream of the album.
Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney), and featuring Davey Faragher and Pete Thomas from Elvis Costello’s band the Imposters, Stop Time finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, with ten original tunes that brim with humor and heart. Songs like “I Will Wait,” “Morning Papers” and “Stop Time” prove Regen a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook, recalling the work of forebears like Billy Joel and Randy Newman while simultaneously showcasing Regen’s singular take on modern love.
Recently, The Wall Street Journal
premiered the album’s first single, “I Will Wait,” calling it “a breezy pop tune built around Regen’s rolling piano chords and pleasantly rumpled voice. He’s a confident, soulful singer who steers the melody with ease…”
On May 5th, Regen will celebrate the release of the album with a special release show at SubCulture in New York City where he will be backed by Davey Faragher and Pete Thomas of Elvis Costello’s Imposters. Following an east coast and European tour, Regen will perform at the prestigious Rochester International Jazz Festival alongside Gary Clark Jr., Kat Edmonson, Diana Krall, Steep Canyon Rangers and many more.
Watch a behind-the-scenes mini-documentary about the making of the album here: http://ow.ly/L2Ewb
5/5: New York, NY – SubCulture
5/6: Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel
5/8: Old Lyme, CT – The Side Door Jazz Club
5/9: Cleveland, OH – Nighttown
5/31: Boergerende-Rethwisch, Germany – Conventer Atrium
6/2: Bratislava, Slovakia – NuSpirit
6/3: Vienna, Austria – Reigen Live
6/4: Ingolstadt, Germany – Ingostadt Bluesfest
6/5: Berlin, Germany – Jazzradio Concert Series
6/6: London, UK – Pizza Express Jazz Club
6/7: London, UK – Pizza Express Jazz Club
6/10: Paris, FR – Duc Des Lombards
8/22: Rochester, NY – Rochester International Jazz Festival