New York City pianist/singer/songwriter Lee Feldman returns with his first pop album since 2006’s critically acclaimed I’ve Forgotten Everything. Album No. 4: Trying to Put the Things Together that Never Been Together Before does just that – with 14 timeless songs of lyrical precision and extraordinary musical depth, and with players and arrangements that effortlessly span jazz, chamber music and Brill Building pop.
Lee’s enthusiastic fanbase raised over $16,000 via Kickstarter to help make this recording!
The album will be serviced to tastemaker blogs and podcasts, NPR (where Lee has been featured on All Things Considered, Soundcheck and New Sounds), Sirius XM, Galaxie, Last.fm, Pandora, Rdio, Slacker, key TV/film music supervisors, public and commercial radio specialty shows, and anywhere (in the US and abroad) DJs are having fun playing great music.
Lee has been a repeat in-studio guest on many WFMU shows, WNYC’s Soundcheck, and Sirius/WFUV’s Idiot’s Delight – all streaming worldwide.
Lee will be promoting the CD release with a series of curated shows entitled Lee Feldman and his Problems. Each show will have a theme (improvisation, borscht belt comedy, contrapuntal music, Robert Moses and structures in NYC, Old-time music, the Hebrew Bible, etc.) involving an interview, a musical or non-musical collaboration with the show’s special guest(s).
Lee’s quirky “You Can Be Lee Feldman!” franchise offer continues to be an internet curiosity, and the resultant Be Lee Festival was a surprise hit at Joe’s Pub. Lee regularly plays venues across the country from The Living Room in NYC to The Outpost in Albuquerque, NM.
RiverRecorded by Ted Young (Sonic Youth, Joe Jackson) and Damon Whittemore (Paul McCartney, Richard Thompson). Mixed by Jay Newland (Norah Jones, Juliette Greco). Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Produced and arranged by Lee Feldman.
“A songwriter who is able to pack volumes into what seem to be very simple and often prosaic lyrics.” -John Schaeffer, WNYC’s New Sounds
“Lee Feldman uses a Tin Pan Alley bounce to make twisted or troubled situations sound like parlor songs.” –The New York Times
“Lee Feldman plays the piano in just the dry, subtle, understated manner that his dry, subtle, understatedly hilarious songs call for.” -Atlantic Monthly