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Encore Records Ltd

AJ Croce - By Request - LP

Regular price $22.99 CAD
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1 LP with download

Over the past three decades, A.J. Croce has established his rep as a piano man and serious vocal stylist who pulls from a host of American traditions and anti-heroes - it's part New Orleans, part juke joint, part soul. While his last album, Just Like Medicine, paired him with soul legend Dan Penn and an all-star cast of players, this album was born of memories - of favorite artists and shows, but mostly, of late-night gatherings with groups of friends, many of them fellow musicians, with Croce at the piano taking requests. Croce revisits these musical evenings with By Request, 12 personally curated covers that traverse decades and genres, propelled by his spirited, loose-and-easy piano mastery and emotive vocals. It's a tribute to Croce the music fan as well as Croce the musician that both the variety - from pop to Rock 'n' Roll to soul - and execution is inspired, aided by a full band and horns.