Enjoying songs that we have come to love in alternate ways is always refreshing. Many artists cover their favorite songs. Our friends Steve Markoff and Patricia Lazzara have been doing this for a while. They have taken well-known classics and modern songs and turned them into beautiful concert pieces with their instrumental flute-first style. They are back with a new version of “You Raise Me Up.”
The pair has been on our radar for a while now. Almost exactly a year ago we covered their Timeless album, a massive collection of 18 songs that we all know and love transcribed into their epic style. The help of Allison Brewster Franzetti on piano took these songs to a romantic yet uplifting level. Plans for their long-awaited Romances in Blue album had to be put on hold due to the pandemic but are on the schedule for release this spring.
Get a sneak listen of “You Raise Me Up” HERE:
Now Steve Markoff (alto flute), Patricia Lazzara (concert flute) and Allison Brewster Franzetti (piano) have come together to wet our whistle with a teaser on February 1st. That day will see their version of the Josh Groban hit “You Raise Me Up” hit the airwaves. Groban rightfully won his first Grammy in 2004 for Best Male Pop Vocal for the song. For the new version the vocals are removed but the beauty remains. The mesh of mellow instrumentation sets a relaxing mood where we can all just sit back and enjoy. The uplifting spirit of the song shines through as well as the flutes lift higher.
We are excited to see what comes next and hear more great music interpreted by true lovers of music.
Keep up for yourself at: https://lazzarkoff.com