Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Upon release Joe Stilgoe's second studio album went straight to the top of the UK jazz charts while pulling in rave reviews from the national press and attracting new fans. The album showcases Stilgoe's expressive and charming voice in an album of (mostly) originals with his trademark catchy hooks and instant familiarity. 'We Look To The Stars' sees Stilgoe accompanied by a swinging band of strings, brass, saxophone and trio which add a traditional jazz sound to his contemporary songs. From album opener, the swinging 'Let's Begin', to the exuberant 'We Should Kiss' via 'Now Wasn't That Fun?' which shows off his scatting credentials, Stilgoe has crafted an engaging album which is fresh, yet familiar. Stilgoe completes the album with a cover of the Kinks' 'Waterloo Sunset', a simple yet effective piano-vocal rendition which allows his voice and phenomenal piano playing to shine. Joe Stilgoe worked with three times GRAMMY-nominated, BRIT Award-winning producer, trumpeter and mixer James McMillan to create the perfect sound for 'We Look To The Stars'.
Audio Mixer: James McMillan .
Recording information: Dean Street Studios; Quiet Money Studios.
Photographer: Matt Humphrey.
Arranger: Joe Stilgoe.