Featuring Andy Summers of The Police, Benmont Tench from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Dana Fuchs, David McAlmont, George Marinelli, Matt Rollings, and other special guests. Album Produced by Jon Regen and Matt Rollings. Mixed by John Porter and Michael Brauer, and Mastered by Greg Calbi.
**** FOUR STARS. BLOOMBERG
Regen is a supremely accomplished pop artist. Think Harry Connick Jr., or maybe Billy Joel without the bombast. PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Regen's most accomplished album to date. JAZZTIMES
**** FOUR STARS. ALLMUSIC.COM
Featuring Andy Summers of The Police, Martha Wainwright, Kami Thompson, Matt Johnson, Jimmy Vivino, Julia Kent, and Bill Dobrow. Produced by Brad Albetta, Mixed by John Porter, and Mastered by Greg Calbi
**** FOUR STARS. It's hard not to be drawn in by Regen's emotional ballad "Better Days" and the bittersweet "Photographs of You." Recommended. ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Regen, a singer-songwriter in only the best possible way, is a soulful performer, fluid and engaging on vocals and piano..."Better Days" and "The Last Song" are the kinds of heart-rending piano-led ballads Chris Martin of Coldplay would cut off all ties to the Paltrow tribe to have written. ROLL MAGAZINE
If more people heard music like this they wouldn't settle for what currently rides the top of the charts. BLOGCRITICS.ORG
Jon Regen's breakout singer/songwriter EP, featuring Jonathan Sanborn and Eric Addeo.
**** FOUR STARS While jazz fans may be surprised with Regen's switch of his musical focus, this CD is well worth hearing.
ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Regen takes cues from forebears like Randy Newman...both in the sardonic bent of songs like the wry "Only My Credit Card Remembers Where I've Been" and the laconically elegant tenor of "Hold Out Your Heart... VARIETY
Songs like "Better Than Before," "What Am I Supposed to Do From Here"and the bemused "Only My Credit Card Remembers Where I've Been" won't rewrite the rules of pop, but they're solid tunes with instantly appealing melodies and soulful vocals. Best of all, none of this record feels like slumming; Regen is no jazz snob dabbling in pop for the money. If Regen can sustain as fertile a career in pop as he has in jazz, he'll be set. HIGH BIAS