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News Pianist Earl Rose Plays Guys and Dolls Tunes With Jazz Flavor on New CD Songs from Frank Loesser's musical Guys and Dolls are reinterpreted on a new jazz piano recording by Emmy Award-winning composer/pianist Earl Rose.
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The performer "has placed his unique jazz style on 14 Frank Loesser standards" from the hit 1950 musical. The disc — "Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls" — was released on the Varese Sarabande label May 24. It features Rose on piano accompanied by noted bassist Jay Leonhart and includes songs from both the Broadway and motion picture versions of the musical. Expect "Luck Be a Lady," "My Time of Day" and "I've Never Been In Love Before."

"For me," Rose said in a statement, "these dynamic songs never seem 'dated' — they have an urban edge and energy, beauty and warmth, and are a joy to play."

The album is produced and arranged by Rose.

A revival of Guys and Dolls is currently playing in London starring Ewan MacGregor.


Emmy Award-winning composer Rose's score for the two-hour History Channel documentary "Secret Missions of The Civil War" aired May 23, following his recent scoring of the eight-hour mini-series "The Presidents," also on the History Channel. His motion picture credits include the scores and music for such films as "White Oleander," "About Schmidt" and song arrangements for "The Object of My Affection." His other television scores include A&E's "In The Shadow of Cold Mountain" and his 2004 Emmy-nominated score for "Wake Island: Alamo of The Pacific" (History Channel).

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