The Sting Variations The Tierney Sutton Band
- 1Driven to Tears05:46
- 2If You Love Somebody Set Them Free05:53
- 3Seven Days06:16
- 4Shadows in the Rain04:37
- 5Walking in Your Footsteps03:48
- 6Fragile/The Gentle Rain04:36
- 7Message in a Bottle04:25
- 8Fields of Gold04:45
- 9Fortress Around Your Heart04:03
- 10Language of Birds05:07
- 11Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic03:01
- 12Every Breath You Take (Lullabye)04:46
- 13Synchronicity I04:10
- 14Consider Me Gone05:35
Info for The Sting Variations
The Sting Variations is a logical follow up to seven-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton’s solo album After Blue, in which Tierney Sutton re-imagined Joni Mitchell’s iconic album Blue. This time, the full ensemble “The Tierney Sutton Band” returns with their unique interpretation of the best of Sting’s diverse repertoire. “The Sting Variations” continues the band’s history of their remarkably creative exploration of well-known songs.
Embracing both massive hits and more obscure, deep album tracks from Sting’s catalog, The Sting Variations is the latest studio triumph from a group that has toured the world, and in recent years has headlined at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tierney and the band can also be heard on movie and television soundtracks, including the Academy Award-nominated film The Cooler, as well as on television commercials for prestigious brands such as BMW, Green Giant, Yoplait yogurt and Coca-Cola. Most recently, the band scored Clint Eastwood’s new film Sully.
Imbued with immense talent and a genuine love for music and people, Tierney Sutton’s voice is one that transcends stylistic boundaries, touching the hearts of all who hear it.
"Besides her dry ice wisps, Sutton can also change deliveries and get a big snarly, opening up her voice as the team lays down a groove on “Message in a Bottle” and the funky groove of ”Walking in Your Footsteps.” Always a sign of strength is that you don’t have to know these songs in their original format to appreciate the new incarnations. Sutton and company once again hold up well on their own. Another addition to an already strong catalogue." (George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly)
Tierney Sutton, vocals, double bass Christian Jacob, piano Kevin Axt, double bass Ray Brinker, drums, percussion
Produced by Trey Henry
The New York Times has called Tierney Sutton "A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.“ An 8-time GRAMMY nominee as both a recording artist and arranger, Sutton is often described as “a singer’s singer,” but just as often, she is described as a “musician’s singer” who uses her voice like an instrument.
Tierney received her 5th consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for “After Blue,” an intimate, jazz-inspired re-imagining of the legacy of Joni Mitchell. The album, which was Sutton’s first solo outing without her longtime band, features luminaries Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws, Peter Erskine, Larry Goldings, Serge Merlaud, Kevin Axt and The Turtle Island Quartet.
Spanning over 20 years of collaboration, the Tierney Sutton Band’s 9 CDs have consistently topped the US jazz charts, leading to Tierney’s selection as Jazzweek’s Vocalist of the Year as well as to numerous other accolades in the music world including a 2011 Grammy nomination for the Band’s collaborative arranging.
She has headlined in recent years at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Jazz At Lincoln Center. She can also be heard on film and television soundtracks including The Academy Award-nominated film “The Cooler” as well as on television commercials (BMW, Green Giant, Yoplait Yogurt, Coke).
When she is off the road, Tierney is an active educator. She taught for over a decade at USC’s Thornton School of Music and is currently the Vocal Department Head at The Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena, CA, where she has created a new curriculum for vocalists of all genres. Tierney has taught and mentored some of music’s finest new generation of singers including Gretchen Parlato, Sara Gazarek and Monica Borzym.
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