Andrew Bird Trio Announces New Album Sunday Morning Put-On, A Tribute To Mid-Century, Small Group Jazz Out May 24th On Loma Vista Recordings | Shore Fire Media

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Andrew Bird Trio Announces New Album Sunday Morning Put-On, A Tribute To Mid-Century, Small Group Jazz Out May 24th On Loma Vista Recordings

Andrew Bird Trio Announces New Album Sunday Morning Put-On, A Tribute To Mid-Century, Small Group Jazz Out May 24th On Loma Vista Recordings

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Watch Andrew Bird Trio's Live Performances From The Valentine Sessions:

"I Fall In Love Too Easily"

"I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"

Album Release Shows Set For May 29th at Chicago's Storied Green Mill Jazz Club, June 3rd at LA's Lodge Room

Today, the Andrew Bird Trio announces the release of Sunday Morning Put-On, a new album out May 24th on Loma Vista Recordings. Featuring Bird's own unique takes on classic songs by Cole PorterDuke EllingtonLerner & LoeweRodgers & Hart and more, the record finds him re-immersed in a lifelong love of mid-century, small group jazz and the Great American Songbook. Accompanied by a masterful rhythm section – Ted Poor on drums, Alan Hampton on bass – Sunday Morning Put-On marks the culmination of a passion that has been building within him for nearly 30 years. The music he interprets dates back to his formative encounters with the titans who have consciously and subliminally influenced his career, and all of its numerous changes and acclaimed chapters. Sonically and personally, Sunday Morning Put-On is unlike anything he has done before, and it begins with a trip through time:

"When I was in my 20s, I lived in an old apartment-hotel in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. It was cheap and inhabited mostly by retired Jesuit priests and nuns from nearby Loyola University. The gym had old Schwinn 10-speed bicycles up on cinder blocks for low-rent pelotons, an old swimming pool where they played opera, and the steam room was a clubhouse for the local Russian mob. Most Saturday nights I'd stay up listening to a radio show called 'Blues Before Sunrise' on WBEZ from 12-4am. The DJ, Steve Cushing, played old rare 78rpm records of blues, jazz and gospel. Then I'd sleep for a few hours and wake to Dick Buckley's show, also on WBEZ, featuring what he called 'Golden Era' jazz from the 30s and 40s. My love for a certain era of jazz up through the mid-20th Century has been constant through many transmutations in my own work, the bulk of which is not jazz at all. Once I had some distance between myself and this time when I was under its spell, I wanted to immerse myself in it again."

-Andrew Bird

Listen to the Andrew Bird Trio's "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne) & "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" (Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe):


Produced by Andrew Bird and recorded completely live in southern California's legendary Valentine Studios (Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Beach Boys), Sunday Morning Put-On also features guitar from Jeff Parker and piano from Larry Goldings. But it is Andrew Bird's voice and violin that reach new levels of depth, as he pushes himself further than ever as an improviser – particularly on the closing number and sole original, "Ballon de Peut-etre." Across the album, through the interplay of his bow, strings, and the breaths of air flowing through his vocal cords, he mimics the phrasing and tone of a reed instrument. Playing his violin like a horn and singing much more than he expected, he hones a virtuosity that was always present on his previous records, but rises prominently to the forefront with added layers of prowess and longing. 

Watch the Andrew Bird Trio Perform "I Fall In Love Too Easily" & "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" Live at Valentine Studios

The Andrew Bird Trio will celebrate the release of Sunday Morning Put-On with special performances at Chicago's Green Mill jazz club on May 29th – a hallowed stage that Bird has frequently graced throughout his past decades in the city – as well as Los Angeles' Lodge Room on June 3rd. Following those shows, Andrew Bird will hit the road for a summer tour of more than 25 dates throughout the US. In addition to a run of amphitheaters co-headlined with Nickel Creek, Bird will play NYC's Pier 17 and more with special guest Amadou & Mariam. Find the full list below, and tickets at

Pre-Order Sunday Morning Put-On:

Sunday Morning Put-On Tracklist

I Didn't Know What Time It Was


I Fall In Love Too Easily

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

My Ideal


I Cover The Waterfront

Softly, As A Morning Sunrise

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face

Ballon de Peut-etre

Andrew Bird Tour Dates

May 29 - Chicago, IL - Green Mill !

May 30 - Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater %

May 31 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Humanities Festival

Jun 2 - Denver, CO - Outside Festival 

Jun 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room ! 

Jun 8 - Healdsburg, CA - BloodRoot's The Ramble

Jul 5 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Fest Pavilion*

Jul 6 - Bend, OR - Hayden Homes Amphitheater*

Jul 7 - Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden*

Jul 8 - Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewing Co*

Jul 10 - Sandy, UT - Sandy Amphitheater*

Jul 12 - Omaha, NE - Astro Amphitheater*

Jul 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Surly Brewing Co*

Jul 14 - Bayfield, WI - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua*

Jul 15 - Interlochen, MI - Kresge Auditorium*

Jul 17 - Charlottesville, VA - Ting Pavilion #

Jul 18 - Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit #

Jul 19 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy #

Jul 20 - North Charleston, SC - Firefly Distillery #

Aug 8 - Indianapolis, IN - Rock The Ruins at Holiday Park^

Aug 9 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens^

Aug 10 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre^

Aug 12 - Montreal, QC - L'Olympia^

Aug 13 - Schenectady, NY - Frog Alley Brewing Summerstage^

Aug 15 - Deerfield, MA - Summerstage at Tree House Brewing Co^

Aug 16 - New York, NY - Pier 17^

Aug 17 - Westport, CT - Levitt Pavilion^

Aug 18 - Kennett Square, PA - Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre^

Aug 20 - Raleigh, NC - NC Museum of Art^

Aug 21 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap at Filene Center^

! Andrew Bird Trio

 % with Elizabeth Moen

*with Nickel Creek and Haley Heynderickx

# with Nickel Creek and Mike Viola

^with Amadou & Mariam

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