In Full SwingVerve Label Group / Republic Records
"MacFarlane is the rare revivalist who knows that the Great American Songbook is more than 100 pages thick" - Reuters Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, In Full Swing, set for release on September 15 on Verve Label Group / Republic Records.
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Seth MacFarlane handles the standards par excellence on 'Once In A While' / Jazz Weekly
Actor and crooner Seth MacFarlane takes the next logical step in his singing career with a bel canto collection of torch songs with strings, woodwinds and brass. The "Dream Team" Orchestra handles the standards par excellence, as does MacFarlane, giving wanderlust treatment to "Half As Lovely (Twice As Nice)" and the nostalgic "The Things We Did Last Summer." Some warm trumpet brings some hip atmosphere ...
Seth MacFarlane possesses a warm velvety timbre on 'Once In A While' / THE STRAITS TIMES
Multi-hyphenate actor-writer-director Seth MacFarlane releases a jazz album like clockwork every two years. Fans who have been following his discography know what to expect: a ballad-heavy programme delivered in his warm baritone, cosseted in lush big-band arrangements. There is no crime in sticking to a winning formula. He possesses a warm velvety timbre and one suspects he is a little too in love with ...
Seth MacFarlane - In Full Swing, making lovers of the great american songbook very happy / Stage & Cinema
I got a chance to catch Seth MacFarlane with orchestra at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa last night, and it's clear that this handsome, dapper, multi-talented artist isn't just making his fan base happy, he's making both the lovers of the Great American Songbook and the musicians in the band very very happy. I can't think of anyone in the recording industry with MacFarlane's resources who is devot...
'In Full Swing,' Seth MacFarlane is more than just a Family Guy / bebop spoken here
Seth MacFarlane is more than just a Family Guy, to quote the title of the TV show he's perhaps best known for - in the eyes of Joe Public. However, in the more discerning eyes and ears of the Bebop Spoken Here readership, MacFarlane is much more. He's just about the classiest male vocalist around at present. Is he a jazz singer? Was Sinatra, Astaire or Crosby? Are Bublé or Bennett? Who car...
Will Seth MacFarlane finally win his first GRAMMY? / Washington Post
ONE OF these years, Seth MacFarlane, as a cartooning crooner, is going to bag a Grammy Award that can rest next to his row of Emmys. And on Tuesday, MacFarlane again showed that his best shot at landing a Grammy might come from interpreting midcentury standards from the American songbook. The "Family Guy" creator received his fifth career nod when the 60th annual Grammy nominations were announced this mo...