You are perhaps familiar with Joe Pesci as the beloved Academy Award-winning actor, known for his roles in everything from Goodfellas to Lethal Weapon, Casino to Home Alone and, most recently, in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
What you may not have known is that Pesci has occasionally flirted with a musical career over the years, going as far as to enter semi-retirement from the film industry to “focus on jazz” according to the New York Times.
In 1968, a young Pesci released a covers album of contemporary pop hits with the incredible title Little Joe Sure Can Sing! Three decades later, he released a second album – Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just For You – based around his character in the film My Cousin Vinny.
Now, 21 years since the release of his last record, and coinciding with his first major film role in decades with The Irishman, Pesci has announced a new album called Still Singing. The 13-track release sees Pesci collaborate with the likes of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, late jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott and jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.
You can hear the album’s first single ‘Baby Girl’ – which features both Levine and Sandoval – below.
Still Singing is scheduled for release on Friday, 29th November.