Hollywood, CA, November 2017 – Seal, the British soul legend who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, has returned to the music scene with his new album, “Standards,” which combines his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz cuts and swing classics ever written.
Working with producer Nick Patrick and recording engineer Don Murray, the acclaimed recording artist tracked songs in United Recording’s Studio B and recorded vocals in Studio A.
Seal’s tenth studio album breathes new life into iconic hits from music legends, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and more. The richness of “Standards” is the result of Seal’s choice to collaborate with the same legendary musicians who performed with the famed artists.
Randy Waldman, a pianist, toured with Sinatra and Paul Anka; bass player Chuck Berghofer performed with Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles; and drummer Gregg Field worked with Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder. Additional album contributors include Grammy nominated British producer Nick Patrick, Grammy nominated arranger Chris Walden and legendary engineer Don Murray.
“This is the album I have always wanted to make,” said Seal. “I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless classics was a lifelong dream. It was a true honor to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favorite artists.”
“Standards” is available now on Republic Records.
Pictured in United’s renowned Studio B are (L-R) Kevin Axt, bass; Dean Parks, guitar; Randy Walden, piano; Seal; Chris Walden, arranger; Nick Patrick, producer; Gregg Field, drums; Don Murray, recording engineer. Photo / Article by David Goggin