Randy Heddon = Smooth Jazz. New Orleans Funk. Adult Contemporary.
Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist Randy Heddon, now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, hails from Portland, Oregon, has lived in Los Angeles and Boston, and has performed around the world. In 2007, he was voted one of the top four best new jazz artists in New Mexico.
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THE RANDY HEDDON QUARTET Back to Europe!
Randy, Jimmy, Reuben, And new bass player Larry are back in Europe! Starting August 20th to December 13th 2015 we're going to be performing again on Princess Cruise lines Newest Ship the Regal Princess. As always doing rock and roll from the 50,s, 60's 70's 80's R&B/Soul, our own take on Sinatra, and the great Jazz Standards, and more. Our itineraries include Germany, Russia, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, doing the Crossing going to Ireland, Scotland, then the East Coast cruise including Boston, Washington DC stops, finally ending up back in St Thomas, St Martin,and more. Come Join us!
Randy's music has been busy the last couple months being used on various Television programs including the new Leeza Gibbons Daily show "America Now", and the TLC Weekly show "Property Ladder".
Fat Tuesday On Hiatus
As many of you know, Randy has been performing and traveling in Europe/South America and the Carribbean the last few months and Fat Tuesday is on been on hiatus.
However you can get your Fat Tuesday fix with their just released CD "Blue Moon On The Bayou". Which features the great Fat Tuesday songs you've come to know. Check out the video from the CD "Hoodooland" and samples from the CD....then buy it!!!
There is a 'BUY IT NOW" button for CD baby, which I recommend for faster digital downloads, or if you want an actual CD (and who doesn't).
Thank you all for your support and see you very soon
Steve "Hurricane" Hill
Joe Liberty Arie Brasser
Los Lobos Dropped by the Tin Star!
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Blue Moon On The Bayou
Blue Moon On The Bayou
Blue Moon On The Bayou
Award winning Composer/Singer Randy Heddon and his roguish band of great musicians, plum the dark swamps and celebrationial fe'te of the Bayou. In the style of Dr John and Neville Brothers, Fat Tuesday takes you on a jublient and atmospheric ride through New Orleans backstreets.
From the shadowy alleys of "Hoodooland" to the sulty "A Woman's Touch" "Blue Moon On The Bayou "covers a variety of styles that call back to classic New Orleans grooves. Featuring the distintive voice of Randy Heddon, along with great saxaphonists Rusty Crutcher and Jimmy Street, guitarist Steve "Hurricane" Hill, Drummer Arie Brasser, and Bassist "Gentleman"Joe Liberty, Fat Tuesday brings New Orleans nights and days into full groove.
Besides origial songs by Fat Tuesday, "Blue Moon On The Bayou" features Cajun covers of the Beatles song "Oh Darling" and the classic Tom Waits tune, "Temptation".
Classic Kutz For Contemporary Katz
A nouveau 1950's style CD that harks back to the Atomic Age with fresh takes on standards such as "Beyond The Sea" and "One For My Baby." Combined with Randy's classic voice and steller piano playing are great players such as Harry Scorzo (Celine Dion), Jimmy Street (Frank Sinatra), Jay "Rusty" Crutcher, and many others.
"Last year I wanted a new grand piano to replace one that I left in Los Angeles. I had always said someday I would do an album of standards, and this is that album, and I thank my "new" 97 year old Baldwin piano for inspiring me to finally create the album." – RANDY
By Robert M. Sutton Robert M. Sutton
Pianist/vocalist Randy Heddon is a smooth operator. Classic Kutz for Contemporary Katz doesn't try to reach for the moon; instead, Heddon's ambitions are modest, and he achieves his simple goals with professionalism and stainless craftsmanship. Classic Kutz is a jazz record, but one that can also be tagged as Adult Contemporary. Mellow and calming, Classic Kutz has all the qualities you'd expect from a smooth jazz release; however, Heddon avoids the cookie-cutter uniformity that too often derails the genre. The Bob Russell/Duke Ellington classic, "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me," opens the record with a cool breeze of lounge jazz; gentle sax and playful piano establishes Heddon's appetite for comfort and joy. George and Ira Gershwin's "Our Love Is Here to Stay" is adapted with a warm smile as Heddon's friendly talking/singing performance is cuddled by Ron Kalina's harmonica. Heddon can also croon exceptionally well, as he does on "The Wee Small Hours of the Morning."
The sprightly piano and summertime bounce of "The Santa Fe Special," a Heddon original, is a delightful surprise, perfectly aligned in style and class with the vintage covers contained on the CD. The witty "My Attorney Bernie" and Cole Porter's "At Long Last Love" find Heddon dancing with infectious Latin rhythms.
Whether the track is slow or fast, it doesn't matter, because the overall effect is always the same: like a hot cup of coffee, it goes down nicely, waking up the senses while relaxing all of the nerves.
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