Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music.
Chanticleer is a multi-Grammy Award winning ensemble and was inducted in to the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
The original inspiration for this album came from listening to our basso profondo, Eric Alatorre, improvising low notes and bass lines to the car radio while on tour. His low range is a rarity that we wanted to capture and celebrate, and we wanted to have fun doing it. That spark of an idea turned into Someone New.
Since 1978, Chanticleer has tackled an ever-expanding repertoire; our vision for Someone New is to continue that tradition. The album features everything from jazz standards to classic rock and indie-pop tunes be songwriters and bands from around the world, handled adeptly by some of our favorire arrangers. We had a blast recording, and we hope you love it.