Actor extraordinaire Bill Murray and super talented cellist Jan Vogler have previously discussed plans on releasing a joint album. Turns out it’s not all talk; they apparently met on a flight from Berlin to New York and since have been busy recording music together with designs on introducing Murray into a world he has never (well, rarely) been apart of before. With the veteran actor on vocals and narration, an album titled “New Worlds” will be released later this year with a talented list of contributors including Voglet, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.
The release will also be brought to life by some live shows, kicking off with a premiere live at the Dresden Music Festival in Germany, and quickly followed by a live set in Napa and then eventually New York City. Further to that, a world tour will be announced later on this year, set for late 2017-early 2018.
New Worlds will be released in September via Decca Gold. You can check out the full tracklist below.
- Johann Sebastian Bach — “Prelude” from “Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007″
- Walt Whitman From “Song of the Open Road” and “Song of Myself”
- Stephen Foster “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”
- Ernest Hemingway “With Pascin at the Dome” from A Moveable Feast
- Astor Piazzola — “La Muerte del Angel”
- George Gershwin “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy & Bess
- Astor Piazzolla — “Oblivion”
- James Fenimore Cooper from The Deerslayer
- Maurice Ravel “Blues” from “Sonata for violin and piano No. 2″
- James Thurber — “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox” from Writings And Drawings (The Library of America)
- Henry Mancini Arr. Grafe 5 “Moon River”
- Mark Twain from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (excerpt)
- Leonard Bernstein Arr. Stephen Buck “Somewhere,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America” from West Side Story
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