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New Album From Vocalist Andy Bey to Drop Oct. 30

Since Andy Bey returned to recording in 1996-after more than a two-decade absence-the vocalist has made a name for himself by constantly reinventing the Great American Songbook. Bey continues in this vein with his latest album, Ain’t Necessarily So, scheduled for release Oct. 30 by 12th Street Records.

Ain’t Necessarily So, the fifth album Bey has recorded with producer Herb Jordan, is Bey’s first release since 2004. The album was recorded at Birdland in May 1997, during Bey’s first headlining performance at the New York City club.

The album will feature eight songs, most of which are ballads such as “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” Ain’t Necessarily So will also include the scat-filled “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?,” and features supporting performances by bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington.

Bey will also perform at various venues to support the release of Ain’t Necessarily So, including a stop Oct. 25 at Joe’s Pub in New York City, an in-store appearance Oct. 30 at J&R Records in New York City and a performance Nov. 10 at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club in Washington, D.C.

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