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CD New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends

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Actor and comedian Bill Murray met German cellist Jan Vogler on a trans-Atlantic flight. The two struck up a friendship and soon had the idea to work together on a project: “New Worlds”. Murray – as both singer and narrator – brings his charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, and Bernstein, as well as readings of Whitman, Hemingway and Twain, all accompanied by classical orchestrations.

Track Listing:

  1. Camille Saint-Saens, The Carnival of the Animals, R. 125 (Text by Lucille Clifton): The Swan / "Blessing the Boats"
  2. Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road" & "Song of Myself"
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite for Cello Solo No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude
  4. Franz Schubert, Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898 (Text by James Fenimore Cooper): Andante un poco mosso / "The Deerslayer"
  5. George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess: "It Ain't Necessarily So"
  6. Astor Piazzolla, Muerte del Angel
  7. Van Morrison, "When Will I ever Learn to Live in God" (Arr. Stephen Buck)
  8. Henry Mancini, Moon River / "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
  9. Stephen Foster, "I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"
  10. Maurice Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Piano (Test by James Thurber): Blues / "If Grant had been Drinking at Appomattox"
  11. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story: "Somewhere"
  12. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story: "I Feel Pretty"
  13. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story: "America"

Bill Murray (vocals)
Jan Vogler (cello)
Mira Wang (violin)
Vanessa Perez (piano)

  • 1
  • Decca Gold
  • September 29, 2017
  • EAN 028948157914
  • Weight 566
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