19 Sep 2012
Tony Award winner Barbara Cook's latest solo recording, entitled "Loverman," will be released on the DRG Records label Sept. 25.
The new recording features music director Ted Rosenthal on piano, Jay Leonhart on bass, Warren Odze on percussion and Lawrence Feldman on woodwinds.
The complete track listing follows:
1. Let’s Fall in Love 2. What a Wonderful World 3. Loverman 4. When Sunny Gets Blue 5. More Than You Know 6. House of the Rising Sun/Bye Bye Blackbird 7. The Nearness of You 8. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 9. I Don’t Want Love 10. I Hadn’t Anyone But You/It Had To Be You 11. If I Love Again 12. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) 13. New York State of Mind 14. Georgia On My Mind 15. Makin’ Whoopee
Arrangements are by Ted Rosenthal and Cook with orchestrations by Rosenthal, Lee Musiker and Wally Harper.
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.
Cook will celebrate her 85th birthday with a concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring surprise guests, Oct. 18.