Andrew Bird Trio Releases New Album Sunday Morning Put-On, Celebrating A Lifelong Love For Mid-Century, Small Group Jazz Music | Shore Fire Media

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Andrew Bird Trio Releases New Album Sunday Morning Put-On, Celebrating A Lifelong Love For Mid-Century, Small Group Jazz Music

Andrew Bird Trio Releases New Album Sunday Morning Put-On, Celebrating A Lifelong Love For Mid-Century, Small Group Jazz Music

Listen Now via Loma Vista Recordings

Watch The Band Perform Live at Valentine Studios: HERE

Special Trio Shows Set For Chicago's Green Mill, LA's Lodge Room, Two Nights at Hollywood Bowl & London Jazz Fest + Dozens of Andrew Bird's Headline Tour Dates This Summer

Today, with the release of their album Sunday Morning Put-On, the Andrew Bird Trio takes a trip through time. Re-immersed in a longtime love of mid-century small group jazz music, Andrew Bird breathes new life into a collection of songs he first started performing at Chicago clubs in his teens and twenties, discovered during late-night and sunrise broadcasts on the local radio station. In the decades since, the formative work of Cole PorterDuke EllingtonLerner & LoeweRodgers & Hart and other "Golden Era" titans has not only been etched into the Great American Songbook, but the many transmutations of Bird's venerated catalog and countless collaborations.

Now, with a three-piece rhythm section rounded out by Ted Poor on drums, and Alan Hampton on bass – plus additional guitar from Jeff Parker and piano by Larry Goldings – Sunday Morning Put-On finds Andrew Bird paying direct homage to the conscious and subliminal influences that have forever shaped his writing and playing. Self-produced and recorded completely live in southern California's legendary Valentine Studios (Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Beach Boys), the album simultaneously presents Andrew Bird like listeners have and have never heard before, as he charts a sonic territory both foreign and innately familiar. 

Listen to Sunday Morning Put-On via Loma Vista Recordings, and watch the Andrew Bird Trio perform "I Cover The Waterfront," "Caravan" and more highlights live at Valentine Studios: HERE

"Jazz. A funny word that contains some of the best and worst music ever created. Since age 19 to the present, it's been my most consistent musical companion. When I lived on Granville Avenue in Chicago it was an obsession. I listened to Blues Before Sunrise on WBEZ every Saturday night 12-4 am, then Dick Buckley's jazz show on Sundays. I would record them on cassette tapes sometimes dozing off and waking up to flip the tape over. After some 25 years of listening and getting this music in my bones I was finally ready to make this jazz album."

-Andrew Bird

Although the violin is largely absent from the traditional arrangements and musical era that the Andrew Bird Trio reimagines on Sunday Morning Put-Out, the album sees Bird thinking beyond his five strings, and opening his mind to untapped techniques. Treating the violin like a reed instrument – where bow pressure is like forcing breaths of air into the mouthpiece of a tenor saxophone – he harnesses a tone that blends beautifully with the intimacy of his head voice, and channels his virtuosity through new levels of depth, longing and versatility. Together, Bird, Hampton and Poor push their limits as individual improvisers and a collective, cohesive unit – particularly on the closing number and sole original, "Ballon de Peut-etre" – and will showcase the music of Sunday Morning Put-On at a special series of upcoming shows. 

In addition to the dozens of dates that Andrew Bird and his touring band will headline this summer, alongside Nickel Creek and Amadou & Mariam, the Andrew Bird Trio will bring Sunday Morning Put-On to Chicago's storied Green Mill jazz club on May 29th, LA's Lodge Room on June 3rd, and the Hollywood Bowl on August 23rd & 24th. Find the full list of dates below, and tickets at


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 #

July 28 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival (Cunningham/Bird)

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^

Aug 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl !&

Aug 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl !&

Aug 31- Sep 1 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot (Cunningham/Bird)

Nov 19 - London, UK - Southbank Centre !


! Andrew Bird Trio

% with Elizabeth Moen

* with Nickel Creek and Haley Heynderickx

# with Nickel Creek and Mike Viola

^ with Amadou & Mariam

& with Pink Martini


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