Howie Gelb is one prolific musician. Since 1985 he’s been involved with upwards of 50 releases, whether with his bands Giant Sand, OP8, The Band of Blacky Ranchette, Arizona Amp and Alternator, or solo. He’s done country, gospel, rock, you name it.
So it’s not surprising that Mr. Gelb (as he states): “delves into the lost art of the piano standard. Where did it go? No one alive seems to know” and puts out something as magnificent as his latest record – Future Standards.
Future Standards is a collection of 12 piano based tunes in the tradition of the American Songbook. Gelb brings forth Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, laced with Cole Porter