Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein CD, "Cheek to Cheek," Due Jan. 18

News   Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein CD, "Cheek to Cheek," Due Jan. 18
 
Tony winner Barbara Cook, most recently seen in Broadway's Sondheim on Sondheim, joins forces with cabaret veteran Michael Feinstein for a new recording, "Cheek to Cheek," which will be released by DuckHole Records Jan. 18.

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Recorded live during their sold-out engagement at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency last season, the CD, a mix of solos and duets, will also be available that day on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Music directors John Oddo and Lee Musiker penned the arrangements. Song titles include “The Very Thought of You,” “Shine On Harvest Moon,” “Without A Song,” “You’re Gonna Hear from Me,” “Ever After,” “Here’s To Life" and "I’ve Got You Under My Skin," among others.

“Cheek to Cheek” was produced by Feinstein and Cook, and also features Aaron Heick on reeds, George Rabbai on trumpet, Warren Odze on drums and David Finck on bass.

Barbara Cook, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was also seen on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records. Her newest CD, also on DRG, is titled "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder."

A five-time Grammy nominee, Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating interest in the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and on Broadway and now co-owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency. His numerous solo recordings include "The Sinatra Project," "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway," "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra," "Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb" and "Hopeless Romantics." Feinstein returned to Broadway this past season in the short-lived All About Me opposite Dame Edna Everage.

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