Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Charlap and Mother to Release Blue Note Album

Pianist Bill Charlap and vocalist Sandy Stewart are set to release their first album together on Sept. 27, entitled Love Is Here to Stay (Blue Note). That’s lovely, you might be thinking, but this is more than just another pianist-vocalist collaboration: Charlap and Stewart are son and mother.

The album is a compilation of American standards, including the title track, Oscar Hammerstein’s “It Might As Well Be Spring,” Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodger’s “Dancing on the Ceiling” and a composition by Charlap’s father and Stewart’s husband, Moose Charlap, called “Here I Am in Love Again.”

Compositions by Jerome Kern are noticeably absent, as Stewart already released an album called Sandy Stewart Sings the Songs of Jerome Kern. In a similar vein, Charlap recently released Bill Charlap Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul, also on Blue Note.

Originally Published