Steve Lipman, The Singin' Dentist
He Drills it His Way!
I'm a successful dentist in Windsor, CT. Although I love my profession and I'm thankful that G-d has given me the gift to heal, my passion is to sing and I most enjoy performing songs from the Great American Songbook. My all time mentor is Frank Sinatra. No artist was ever able to communicate the human condition as well as Sinatra. He nailed it in everything he did. When I sing, I try to communicate to the audience the emotions I feel as I delve and explore the lyrics and score. It's all about love and loves lost. It's about what makes us human communicated in a subtle, magical way. It's never in your face erotic. That, my friend, is always left to the imagination. It's poetry, it's art and it's why I have a passion to sing. Do check out my first album, "There's a Song in my Heart". You will be pleasantly surprised at what you hear.
National Reviews!!!!!! Praise for "There's a Song in My Heart"
Yahoo Music Review:
by: Susan Frances
There's A Song in My Heart
It's no exaggeration to say Frank Sinatra inspired people to love swing music as unabashedly as he did. It is especially evident after listening to Steve Lipman's debut album There's A Song in My Heart from Locomotion Records. Produced by Rob Warner, the album is a collection of tunes straight out of the American Songbook. The music revels in the beauty and bliss of an art form that is drenched in American culture. It is also an art form which has slipped from the populace's consciousness. Lipman means to remind the populace of the harmonious entails of jazz standards.
Classics such as "Come Fly with Me" and "My Way" were once staples in Sinatra's repertoire. Lipman puts his own stamp on these golden tracks though remnants of Sinatra's renditions can still be heard in Lipman's delivery. As a torch singer, Limpman's vocals are entrancing as he strolls through the verses of "You Make Me Feel So Young," and picks up the tempo with the swinging momentum of "Fly Me to the Moon" and Road To Mandalay." His vocals linger around the curves of "All My Tomorrows" and nestle in the grooves of "I've Got A Crush on You." His voice towers over the music in "The Lady Is a Tramp" and slides softly along the smooth surf of "Please Be Kind."
Lipman shapes his vocals in the image he has of Sinatra singing these songs. Though his register if different from Sinatra, his handling and traction is Sinatra-esque displaying a devotion to swing that matches ol' blue eyes.
Musicians: Josh Evans - trumpet, Doug Lang - saxophone, clarinet and flute, Kim Hoffman - violin, Wayne Morphew - keyboards, Dan Prindle - bass, cello, piano, Nick Raisz - drums, Peter Sokolow - piano
Tracklisting: Come Fly with Me, You Make Me Feel So Young, I've Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, I've Got A Crush on You, Look Down That Lonesome Road, The Lady Is A Tramp, Please Be Kind, All My Tomorrows, My Way, Road to Mandalay
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Steve Lipman, There Is A Song In My Heart
by: Constance Tucker
Swing is an American art form most commonly attributed to recording giants Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald and beyond. In his biography it explains, Steve Lipman’s debut recording comes from his love of this era and the respect he gained through listening to such classic artists as these, but it was one artist in particular that influenced Lipman the most and it is the chairman of the board himself. Lipman by day runs a busy Dentistry practice in Windsor, CT., but his love of the standards is a passion he incorporates into his daily routine, in fact, he has been dubbed the singing dentist.
So to title his CD, There Is a Song in My Heart is certainly a befitting concept overall. “Come Fly With Me” starts off the festivities and truly the sound is festive. You can hear Lipman’s conviction in his delivery of classic gems like “You Make Me Feel So Young,” and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
“Fly Me to the Moon” features Lipman’s own swaggered phrasing, backed by a traditionally swinging ensemble, the sound of nostalgia is heard throughout. Trumpeter Josh Evans takes a wonderful solo with a warm and inviting tone, Lipman’s ending is an unexpected treat.
“My Way” a signature song for Sinatra is sung with sincerity towards Lipman’s inspirational icon. Lipman certainly is doing it his way, living life, singing music that speaks to his heart and keeping the vintage sound of the classic era alive through his dentistry, gigs and now his debut recording, There is a Song in My Heart.
Jazz Inside Magazine:
CD Review: Steve Lipman - There's a song in my heart
by: Wilbert Sostre
Tracks: Come fly with me, You make me feel so young, I've got you under my skin, Fly me to the moon, I've got a crush on you, Look down that lonesome road, The lady is a tramp, Please be kind, All my tomorrows, My way
Steve Lipman is a full time dentist with a passion for the American Songbook, especially for those songs made famous by Frank Sinatra. Most of the selections on this release read like a tribute to the Rat Pack's leader and master of cool singing.
The similarities with Sinatra are more evident on Lipman’s phrasing of the classics "Come Fly With Me," "You Make Me Feel So Young," “Road to Mandalay" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Lipman’s phrasing and style is more original on "Fly Me to the Moon", The Lady is a Tramp" and "All my Tomorrows." The arrangements played by a great group of musicians add to the coolness necessary for this kind of music.
by: Rob Lester
STEVE LIPMAN, THERE'S A SONG IN MY HEART
In the long line of ultra-ardent Frank Sinatra fans who think the guy who sang "My Way" carved out the best way to approach songs comes one more fellow worshiping at the altar. Steve Lipman makes no pretensions about being an original or creative, professional singer. Living in Connecticut, he's a dentist by trade. He loves to sing and loves Sinatra and calls himself "The Singin' Dentist."
He sings with gusto and unbridled ebullience that has a certain appeal. He goes further than many in emulating the Sinatra approach, taking on many of the lyric changes the icon cavalierly made a matter of course. The vast majority of the numbers are brash and upbeat numbers, with a couple of ballads for respite: "I've Got a Crush on You" and "All My Tomorrows" where sincerity sweetly shines through.
In fact, there's as much sweetness as swagger in the swingers because this guy is just so darn likeable in his liking of the legend and is clearly as happy. There's a certain charm to this endeavor, I get a kick out of this. It's not campy, it's just joyful.
Songs include such Sinatra standbys as "The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Come Fly with Me," each and every one very much in the mold of the original records or concert arrangements. If you leave the disc on after the last title named on the song list, the perhaps inevitable "My Way," you'll hear a bonus track. It's the Sinatrafied reinvention of "On the Road to Mandalay," with all its glee and freewheeling abandon—and the energy that infuses this fan's hero worship. The vocalist is accompanied by a seven-member band that sounds quite swell.
I suspect that the 11 songs here are not the only Sinatra tracks Dr. Lipman knows by heart and has sunk his teeth into. This dentist surely knows the drill. Open wide-and sing your heart out. There is a song in his heart, as the title says.
Here what some listeners had to say:
I want to congratulate you on the CD. Specifically impressive are tracks 10 and 11. Track 10 sounds almost autobiographical. You poured your soul into it. In my opinion your interpretation is better than Frank's. Your band is very good. They read your intentions creating a superb piece that you can be proud of. Sincerest congratulations!"
Another listener wrote:
"That song, All My Tomorrows, WOW!"
Get your copy of "There's a Song in my Heart" today; and remember, "If there's a song in your heart, there's music in your soul! -Steve Lipman