The CD, featuring guitar legend Joe Negri, is being released in conjunction with Feinstein's new PBS series, "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook." The ruminative collection of standards and rarities featured on the album include "It Could Happen to You"; "Lonely Town" from the musical On the Town; "One Love in My Life," taken from Harry Warren's underscoring to the film "42nd Street" with added lyrics by Murray Grand; the Bean Oakland-Oscar Hammerstein song "A Mist Is On the Moon"; and the title track.
Feinstein produced the CD, which also features Jay Leonhart on bass and Joe Cucuzzo on drums.
Feinstein recently appeared on Broadway with Dame Edna in All About Me at the Henry Miller's Theatre. His Broadway outings also include Michael Feinstein in Concert: Piano and Voice at the Lyceum Theatre in 1990, Michael Feinstein in Concert: Isn't It Romantic at the Booth in 1988, and Michael Feinstein in Concert, also at the Lyceum in 1988.
A five-time Grammy nominee, 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 recently released a duets album with Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson, entitled "The Power of Two," based on their sold-out show at Feinstein's at the Regency in 2009.
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