Entitled "Quiet Please," the Bridge Records disc celebrates de Haas and Blier's ten-year working relationship and features songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Adam Guettel and more.
In a statement de Haas said, "I've known Steve now for a little over 10 years. Our musical relationship started with his organization, The New York Festival of Song, for which I've appeared in several concerts. At the insistence of our dear friends, producers Jamie Bernstein and Harold Chambers, Steve and I got into the studio and over an extended period cut several tracks culled primarily from the Great American Songbook and popular standards, plus a couple of lesser known but beautiful songs nonetheless."
The complete track listing follows:
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
They All Laughed
If It's Magic
I've Got A Crush On You
(You'll Have To Swing It) Mr. Paganini
Someone To Watch Over Me
There's A Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York
Good Morning Heartache
Some Other Time
In A Sentimental Mood
Love For Sale
Glad To Be Unhappy
I Have Dreamed
Hero and Leander
Darius de Haas has appeared on Broadway in Marie Christine, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Carousel, Rent and The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. He created the title role in Running Man for which he received an Obie Award, and his other theatrical credits include The Bacchae, Saturn Returns, Children of Eden, Once On This Island and I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky. De Haas was also part of the benefit Hair and Pippin concerts. His debut solo recording, on the PS Classics label, is titled "Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn."
To order the recording visit www.bridgerecords.com. "Quiet Please" is also available for download on iTunes and Amazon.com.