Canadian pianist Jim Clayton’s latest album Look Out! marks his first time performing vocals on a record.

Clayton is joined by his trio of Herlin Riley and Amina Scott as they perform a varied set that includes standards like “Moon River” and “This Can’t Be Love,” popular songs by Paul Simon and The Police, and musical selections from Spider-Man, M*A*S*H, The Muppet Movie and The Aristocats. Here, Clayton shows his love of like-minded pianists and vocalists Dave Frishberg, Bobby Troup and Bob Dorough (including an arrangement of Dorough’s “Devil May Care”), not only playing these songs but singing them, too.

“Instead of playing instrumental music in the shadows, suddenly I’m sitting front and centre, and singing,” he says.

Listen to “You Can Call Me Al”: