Pete Belasco, whose latest smooth jazz single is called "Hurry Hurry," has updated an American classic for a new CD by the group called Ultrablue. Also on the CD are Gabriela Anders and Nestor Torres.
Saxophonist and vocalist Pete Belasco and vocalist Gabriela Anders have completed songs for the new CD by the group called Ultrablue. The group released a CD called Dusk 2 Dawn in 2003 that featured core members John Smatla and Dave Stryker and had guest appearances by Belasco and saxophonist David Mann.
On the upcoming album, Belasco performs on a track called “The Summer Knows,” the familiar theme song by Michel Legrand from the 1971 movie Summer of ’42. "It's a beautiful piece; I had such a blast doing it," says Belasco. "It's a really moody, dark, vibey saxophone song, and just so much fun. I could do that all day.”
Anders adds her vocals to a song called “Destiny.” Other guests include flutist Nestor Torres on the track “Jungle Fever,” trumpeter Randy Brecker on “Soul Candy” and vocalist Philip Hamilton on “Indiscretions.”
The still-untitled album is expected to be released this summer.
Meanwhile, Belasco will peform March 19 in New York with pianist Eliane Elias. He’ll also be doing songs from his latest CD called Deeper, which features the Smooth Jazz hits “Deeper” and the current “Hurry Hurry.”