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Artist: Tom Lellis
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Double Entendre CD 1 of 1

Product Details:

Format: CD
Sku: 201985718
UPC: 734521101228
UPC 14: 00734521101228
Release Date: 12/25/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Tell Me a Bedtime Story
2. Invitation
3. L.A. Nights
4. Show Me
5. Never Had a Love (Like This Before)
6. What Was
7. E.R.A.
8. Eerie Autumn
9. I Have Dreamed
10. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composers: Warren; Herbie Hancock; Washington; Tom Lellis; Oscar Hammerstein II; Richard Rodgers.
Muze PNote Personnel: Tom Lellis (vocals, piano, electric piano, chimes, wind chime); Allen Farnham (piano); Eddie Gomez (acoustic bass, electric bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums, snare drum).
Muze PNote Recording information: New York, NY.
Muze PNote Tom Lellis decided to call this 1991 release Double Entendre because the CD marked many "doubles." It was his second album, it marked the second time he was backed by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette, and it found him doubling as a stand-up singer and a sit-down singer/pianist. Lellis provides acoustic piano or electric piano on most of the material, although Allen Farnham takes over the piano duties on a few tunes. In a sense, it's regrettable that Double Entendre is Lellis' second album -- by 1991 (when he turned 45), the singer should have built a large catalog. But unfortunately, many jazz labels had overlooked Lellis when they should have been waging an all-out bidding war. This sophomore album not only makes good on the promise of Lellis' first album, And in This Corner, it finds him becoming even more confident and assured but no less risk-taking. Lellis really soars on Bronislaw Kaper's haunting "Invitation," but much to his credit, the Cleveland native doesn't devote all of his time to well-known lyrics. He also provides memorable lyrics for Herbie Hancock's "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" and Chick Corea's "Times Lie," both of which have usually been heard as instrumentals. And four of the tunes are Lellis originals, including the laid-back "L.A. Nights," the moody "Eerie Autumn," and the very sociopolitical, pro-feminist "E.R.A." (which slams those who had opposed the Equal Rights Amendment in the '80s). Lellis doesn't write a lot of political lyrics -- he is usually more concerned with romantic or spiritual matters -- but "E.R.A." is something that he obviously needed to get off his chest. All of Lellis' albums are worth owning, but Double Entendre is arguably his best, most essential release. ~ Alex Henderson

Producer: Tom Lellis

Engineer: Malcolm Pollack; Tom Mark

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Intimate Evening

Associated Artists and Works

Metropole Orchestra (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/12/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1012
Music Label Name Label : Beamtide
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00734521101228

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Lellis,Tom
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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