Vocalist Steve Berndt and pianist Brian Browne released their second album as a duo: All Over Again, on March 28, 2014. It joined 2012's Déjà Vu, the first half of the paired set.
Four of the songs, all jazz standards, were recorded in 2012; others were recorded subsequently.
“Some of the tracks that we recorded in the original Déjà Vu sessions were very good, and I had to make a decision about having an album with 17 or 18 songs on it,” Berndt previously told OttawaJazzScene.ca.
“And so I began thinking it would be good to do a bookend album using those tracks, and also to have the chance to record with Brian again. So that's part of the reason I named it All Over Again. So all I had to do was to write a song called 'All Over Again' that was worth listening to and good.”
OttawaJazzScene.ca was at the CD release concert at the NAC Fourth Stage. Our video interview below the jump includes an excerpt of both album's title tracks: Déjà Vu, and All Over Again, from the live performance.
– Brett Delmage
See OttawaJazzScene.ca's video interview with Steve and Brian about the release of Déjà Vu, including clips from the CD release concert at the NAC Fourth Stage:
Read the full interview about the album