Actor Beau Bridges is hoping to follow brother Jeff into the album charts after recording new tunes with Cuban jazz great Arturo Sandoval.
The Fabulous Baker Boys star recorded a handful of self-penned songs as a gift for his wife's birthday and he was so impressed with the results he's considering heading back into the studio with Sandoval.
He says, "I threw a special birthday party for my wife and she asked me to record some of my songs for her gift. I've written songs all through my life but I've never really taken them seriously and recorded them.
"We walk every morning in our neighbourhood with our buddies and one of our friends who walks with us is Arturo Sandoval. So Arturo got wind that my wife had made this request and he said, 'Man, you better do it and come to my house and lay down some songs!' So I did for the first time and it was so much fun.
"The songs are mostly stories that come to me. One came to me in the middle of the night. I woke up and just wrote it all down. I call it God's Song. Arturo did the music for it. He started off something on his horn and then he played some crazy piano.
"Who knows what will happen with them. Maybe they'll wind up on a CD!"