New Music Critique: Al Hammerman

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Contact: alhammerman@gmail.com
Web: alhammerman.com
Seeking: Film/TV, Distribution, Mgmt.
Style: Pop/Jazz

This St. Louis composer and lyricist has had film/TV placements and we expect he’ll get more with his new material, especially the song “What Else” which, with vocals by Brian Owens, full orchestration and sax solo epitomizes the Sinatra/Bublé pop-jazz style with a Vegas vibrancy, a classic swing and clever, life-affirming lyrics that music supervisors could find a cue for. The composer shifts the mood and enlists a female lead singer for “Just A Dance” and “Sad Sunny Day” employing stately strings and a waltz cadence for the former and snare-drum brushes and tinkling lounge piano for the wistful, crafty Norah Jones-ish latter song. All in all, Hammerman has five albums of originals that could be ripe for placement.

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