Todd’s 24-night run – or, rather, marathon! – during this year’s Edinburgh International Festival Fringe was a great success with many of the shows selling out. His attention is now focussed on the next gig at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Thursday, 24 September. Entitled, The Very Best of Frank Sinatra & Count Basie, it celebrates the wonderful music contained in the three albums Sinatra recorded with the famous bandleader. And for this show, Todd is joined by the award-winning Back to Basie Orchestra. Click here for more details.
Two new videos have just been uploaded. The first is a selection of short clips from Todd’s acclaimed Sinatra-Basie style show, complete with 17-piece big band. Click here to view it now. And then there is something completely different: a new song written by Morgan Visconti and Sam Bonner, entitled When Hell Freezes Over. Just click on the song title. It’s dark and, with a rock guitar solo, very different territory for Mr G!
In addition, Todd’s latest album – Love dot com – is available now, and along with endorsements from several of the featured composers, it has also attracted glowing praise from Grammy-winning producer and arranger, Brent Fischer:
“Todd Gordon’s ‘Love dot com’ album is an enthralling collection of classics and brilliant originals all done in a signature way. Gordon has created, yet again, his own clear aesthetic with witty ideas and that incredibly warm voice we all love. Not only that, he’s one of those rare singers where you can actually understand every word he sings. This is awe-inspiring creativity!” – Brent Fischer / Grammy-winning Producer & Arranger (Michael Jackson, Usher, Al Jarreau, Prince, Joss Stone, Elvis Costello, et al)
“A big thumbs up from Leiber-Stoller base camp” – Mike Stoller (whose catalog includes Hound Dog, On Broadway, Jailhouse Rock, etc)
“Lovely record… your attention to a lyric is Sinatra-esque” – Jake Holmes (co-writer of Frank Sinatra’s Watertown album)
“I like the new treatment very much” Stephen Sondheim “An interesting range of material in a distinctive style – Scottish Cool! – your voice reminds me of Mel Torme, going from loud to soft with ease” – Gilbert O’Sullivan