Marcus Goldhaber To Release Third Album ALMOST LOVE, 10/9

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Marcus Goldhaber has reached beyond his comfort zone as a highly regarded jazz vocalist and come into his own as a singer-songwriter on his third CD, ALMOST LOVE (Fallen Apple), due for release Oct. 9, 2012. For the first time in his career, every track is an original – rare territory for even the best of his breed.

The first single, "Love Me Tonight," a song that's both somber and comforting with a hopeful melody and a reassuring arrangement, is available for download NOW at and Goldhaber has garnered tremendous critical acclaim on his first two albums, with PEOPLE Magazine saying the New Yorker with the youthfully carefree sweet tenor "will have you giddy one moment and melancholy the next and loving every note." And that only fuels his need to continue challenging himself and his audience as he gains a fast reputation among critics and fans for his accessible songwriting and intimate approach to straight-ahead jazz with Chet Baker's cool sensibility, Harry Connick Jr.'s confidence, Art Garfunkel's gentleness, and John Pizzarelli's genial hipness.

Already hailed by JazzTimes as a "wonderfully imaginative" artist who Jazziz adds is "exciting and fresh," Goldhaber identifies his style as a songwriter on ALMOST LOVE. Some of the 13 songs jump and swing and others are more melancholy, while certain ones connect with the listener often unsure of the next step. There are sassy 12-bar blues, romantic ballads, nods to musical theater, and snappy swing tunes, and they all prompt listeners to think about love in ways they may not have considered. Each song introduces a unique perspective toward love, a different journey through love or a moment inside love.

"It took some convincing from Jon Davis, my musical director, and Marcello Pelliteri, my drummer-producer, for me to believe that a completely original album was the best direction to go, and now I can't imagine having done anything differently," says the Buffalo, NY native. "Songwriting will always be a very vulnerable expression for me, but I always think back to the morning I wrote my first tune and it seems to give me the breath of confidence that I need to keep writing."

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