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Andrew Bird Trio Announce New Album ‘Sunday Morning Put-On’, Share New Songs

Andrew Bird has announced a new album of jazz standards, Sunday Morning Put-On. Out May 24, it marks the first release from the Andrew Bird Trio, featuring Bird, drummer Ted Poor, and bassist Alan Hampton. Listen to their take on ‘I Fall in Love Too Easily’ and ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face’ below.

Sunday Morning Put-On was recorded live at California’s Valentine Studio and includes additional contributions from Jeff Parker on guitar and Larry Goldings on piano.

“When I was in my 20s, I lived in an old apartment-hotel in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago,” Bird shared in a statement. “It was cheap and inhabited mostly by retired Jesuit priests and nuns from nearby Loyola University. The gym had old Schwinn 10-speed bicycles up on cinder blocks for low-rent pelotons, an old swimming pool where they played opera, and the steam room was a clubhouse for the local Russian mob. Most Saturday nights I’d stay up listening to a radio show called ‘Blues Before Sunrise’ on WBEZ from 12-4am. The DJ, Steve Cushing, played old rare 78rpm records of blues, jazz and gospel. Then I’d sleep for a few hours and wake to Dick Buckley’s show, also on WBEZ, featuring what he called ‘Golden Era’ jazz from the 30s and 40s. My love for a certain era of jazz up through the mid-20th Century has been constant through many transmutations in my own work, the bulk of which is not jazz at all. Once I had some distance between myself and this time when I was under its spell, I wanted to immerse myself in it again.”

Sunday Morning Put-On Cover Artwork:

Sunday Morning Put-On Tracklist:

1. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
2. Caravan
3. I Fall in Love Too Easily
4. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
5. My Ideal
6. Django
7. I Cover the Waterfront
8. Softly, As a Morning Sunrise
9. I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
10. Ballon de Peut-etre

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