” He told me how always his parents played that music.Tyrell: Yeah, but if they’re gonna be playing, I used to love to do that.Then you have to go to the set and make sure the cats that are miming it do it correctly, you know.I did “The Five Heartbeats.” You remember that movie?Since the end of the 1990s, he has made several albums based on jazz, holiday, and Disney standards.
In fact, I felt that this performance was better than the show I saw Tyrell perform a few years before at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN.
Everything just seemed to 'click' at this show--our seats (right up against the stage in the center), the setlist (a nice mix of standards both contemporary and non), Steve's band (he had horns this time, very appreciated), even the dinner served (lasagna, which was a surprise, because usually the meals at the Canyon Club leave a lot to be desired). Thomas Hall - The University of Akron - Akron He sang for at least an hour and a half.
He worked on several Dionne Warwick hits such as "The Look of Love" and "Alfie." Together with B. Thomas, he worked on the Bacharach-David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," which went on to win the 1969 Oscar for Best Original Song (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid).
His contributions to the film industry include Mystic Pizza, That Thing You Do, The Five Heartbeats, Father of the Bride, The Brady Bunch Movie, and Out of Sync.
As an artist, all 7 of his American Standards albums have achieved Top 5 status on Billboard's Jazz charts; and his first album, A New Standard, was among the best-selling jazz albums for over 5 years.