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‘Irishman’ star releases surprising new jazz album

Joe Pesci, jazz singer? Yes, you read that correctly. 

The “My Cousin Vinny” star is widely beloved for playing hot-headed, wise-cracking dirtbags in “Goodfellas,” “Casino” and “Home Alone.” But on Black Friday, he returns with his first album in more than two decades, “Still Singing,” which is exclusively streaming in full on usatoday.com ahead of its release. 

The 13-song album finds Pesci crooning standards such as the wistful “I’ll Be Seeing You,” popularized by Billie Holliday and Frank Sinatra, and “‘Round Midnight,” written by pianist Thelonious Monk in the mid-1940s. Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine joins the actor/singer for two songs: Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” and Latin-flavored lead single “Baby Girl.” “The Nearness of You” features a posthumous appearance from jazz singer Jimmy Scott. 

Listen to all 13 songs now:Joe Pesci’s new album “Still Singing”