Eric Van Aro | I'm Not Anyone

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Janis Siegel Kurt Elling Sammy Davis Jr.

More Artists From
Switzerland

Other Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Jazz Vocals Easy Listening: Crooners/Vocals Moods: Solo Male Artist
There are no items in your wishlist.

I'm Not Anyone

by Eric Van Aro

If there is one thing Sammy Davis Jr. has taught, it is to be yourself and do your own thing. With this tribute to the greatest of Entertainers, Eric van Aro proves he has learned the lesson by breathing new life into I’m not anyone, one of Sammy’s signature songs. This Paul Anka penned anthem is delivered in an intimate manner with piano accompaniment from the brilliant Fabio Gianni and has Eric van Aro at his touching vocal best!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. I'm Not Anyone
Share this song!
X
4:40 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
One Track Mind: Eric Van Aro, “I’m Not Anyone” (2012)

by Nick DeRiso - September 1, 2012 7:20 am

Stripped of its typical grandiosity, Paul Anka’s “I’m Not Anyone” becomes a far more emotionally complex tribute to the late Sammy Davis Jr., in the hands of jazz vocalist Eric Van Aro.
The tune opens with an absorbing piano signature, courtesy of Fabio Gianni, before Van Aro enters to offer a confidential, quietly conveyed vocal: This is a song about empowerment, about believing – above all else – in yourself, and as with many such sentiments it builds from something barely said to something boasted about with sweeping gestures.

By its midpoint, “I’m Not Anyone” – set for release on September 14, 2012, via Eraki – has become a tandem statement of purpose, as Van Aro sings with a robust pride while Gianni begins to approach the piano with a brusque aggression. But just then, as the song hits an emotional apex – and at precisely the moment that earlier strings-laden versions by the likes of Davis and Shirley Bassey began to swoon – Van Aro instead dials everything down with pinpoint accuracy.

He boasts: “I’ll say it loud, I am proud!,” but then seems to completely let go, as if he’s finally gotten something enormous off his chest. “I am free,” Van Aro sings, softly again, “I am free.” Gianni mirrors that newfound sense of release, playing a ruminative, yet deeply optimistic figure on the piano as the track begins to fade.

Still a powerful anthem to self-determination, “I’m Not Anyone” – as the song is torn down to its piano-and-singer foundations – takes on deeper new shades of meaning. You hear things you never heard in an age-old composition, and that’s the mark of a great cover.



Reviews


to write a review