Joe Pesci, the Academy Award-winning actor, has released his first jazz-fused album in 21 years.
Pesci, who is enjoying the worldwide release of his latest film, The Irishman, which sees him once again team up with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster epic, released his new record Still Singing today.
The actor released his first album in 1968 with Little Joe Sure Can Sing! before following that with 1998 record Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You—an album which came after Pesci announced his retirement from acting.
Still Singing has seen Pesci create a 13-track album which includes a collaboration with Maroon 5’s very own Adam Levine as well as trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. “When I’m away from you, I know what to say and do/But every time you’re near, my courage disappears,” Pesci sings on the Levine track. “Don’t know if I’ll get through being destroyed by you/While you’re collected and cool, I make a fool of myself,” Levine contributes on the chorus.
The track, ‘Baby Girl’ is one of a Pesci-Levine collaborating double-header on the LP, along with a cover of ‘My Cherie Amour’, according to EW. Elsewhere, late jazz singer Jimmy Scott features on the song ‘The Nearness of You’.