Check the Calendar page for NEW dates: Continuing engagements at CROONERS, THE DUNSMORE ROOM, HELL’S KITCHEN, INGREDIENTS CAFE, & others…
“WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW – THE MUSIC OF BURT BACHARACH & HAL DAVID” ….Arne Fogel and Jennifer Eckes will once again be dishing out a sumptuous selection of Bacharach-David tunes for this special concert! ….WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’ – ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK A HEART – WALK ON BY – WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT – THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU – I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER – THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE – And many more favorites! – Date is November 10th at 2:00pm! HANIFL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER -– 4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN. 651-478-7427.
…Arne Fogel continues to serve BING CROSBY INTERNET RADIO as the “announcer’s” voice, introducing programs and radio “bumpers” in between the programs. The “BING’S BASEMENT” specials, originally produced by Arne in association with Bing Crosby Enterprises for SIRIUS XM are frequently heard on this 24/7 channel as well. Tune in HERE to hear this new internet channel!
Co-created by NANCY HARMS and ARNE FOGEL, and featuring fresh and unique arrangements by JEREMY SISKIND, NANCY HARMS’ “ELLINGTON AT NIGHT” concert features a selection of familiar (and some not-so-familiar) Ellington themes in which Nancy reveals the moods and nuances of the night as captured by the brilliant Mr. Ellington. ….Nancy has continued to tour with ELLINGTON AT NIGHT, taking the concert to venues on both East and West Coasts, as well as in Paris, Rome, London (Royal Albert Hall), Copenhagen, Vancouver, and Chicago. Further information can be found at www.nancyharms.com
STEPHEN HOLDEN of the NEW YORK TIMES said in his 9-9-15 review of Nancy and “Ellington At Night” (Sept. 6th performance):
“…..A tough, demanding swinger emerged in up-tempo numbers like “Long, Strong, and Consecutive” and “Just Squeeze Me,” which she delivered as assertive instructional songs on sexual etiquette…..Ms. Harms revealed the determination of a strong, independent woman who knows what she wants…. her renditions were stream-of-consciousness reflections by a singer reining in emotions until they exploded from within. …The final impression left by Ms. Harms was of a complicated enigmatic woman of mystery forging her own path.”
“Songs I Wish I Had Sung” – Deluxe CD re-issue
…..Arne Fogel, working under the supervision of BING CROSBY ENTERPRISES’ vice president for marketing and production ROBERT S. BADER, has written the liner notes for the deluxe reissue of Bing Crosby’s 1956 album “SONGS I WISH I HAD SUNG (The First Time Around)”. The album, Crosby’s very first original 12-inch Long-Player, is now available in worldwide release. See BINGCROSBY.COM for further info about this and other great new Crosby CD and DVD releases.
….“HOUSEWARMING”, The new album by JEREMY SISKIND was released on February 24th, featuring several new Siskind compositions and beautifully reinvented classic tunes. Once again, Siskind (piano) is joined by co-stars NANCY HARMS, vocal, and LUCAS PINO, woodwinds. Special Guests on the album are internationally-known vocalists KURT ELLING, KENDRA SHANK, and PETER ELDRIDGE. The album was recorded at Systems Two in New York City, and mixed and mastered at Creation Audio in Minneapolis, under the direction of ARNE FOGEL. “Housewarming” is on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label. Learn more at www.jeremysiskind.com……..
…..THE BATCH – The band to which ARNE FOGEL, BARRY THOMAS GOLDBERG and GARY PAULAK belonged from the late 60s into the mid-70s, has just released it’s first new “single” since 1972! Title: “SHOOT A HOLE THROUGH IT”. Hear a sample (and purchase) at CDBABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thebatch3….
……“DREAMS IN APPARTMENTS”, the new CD by NANCY HARMS, is currently available! The sessions took place in early December, 2012 at Michael Brorby’s Acoustic Studios in Brooklyn, NY, with ARNE FOGEL and NANCY HARMS co-producing, and Harms’ band featuring AARON PARKS (piano), JOHN HART (guitar), DANTON BOLLER (bass) and RJ MILLER (drums), plus a special appearance on one track by trombone legend WYCLIFFE GORDON. “DREAMS IN APARTMENTS” includes compositions by such tunesmiths as JAY LIVINGSTON & RAY EVANS, DUKE ELLINGTON, ALEC WILDER, JOHNNY BURKE & JIMMY VAN HEUSEN, ERIC SATIE, JOHNNY MERCER, LIONEL HAMPTON, SONNY BURKE, as well as four new songs composed by Harms, three of which were written in collaboration with Fogel. Mixing was completed in February of 2013 at CREATION AUDIO in Minneapolis. On the brand-new GAZELLE label. To hear previews, see video, and learn how to purchase via CD or download, visit NANCY HARMS‘s website.
…..Arne Fogel, working under the supervision of BING CROSBY ENTERPRISES’ vice president for marketing and production ROBERT S. BADER, has written the extensive liner notes for the very first American release of Bing Crosby’s 1975 album “A SOUTHERN MEMOIR”. The album, produced by Crosby himself and originally released only in Great Britain, is now available in worldwide release. See BINGCROSBY.COM for further info about this and other great new Crosby CD and DVD releases. …..Arne has also written the text for the “RADIO” section of BINGCROSBY.COM, the official website….
……NOW AVAILABLE: “BLUE SKY DAY” – THE STUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE BATCH, 1970 – 1973 (VOLUME 2 OF “THE LOST MUSIC OF MID-AMERICA”). READ A REVIEW ON THE “BATCH – IRONWEEDS” PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE! ….Also available now at stores THE ELECTRIC FETUS and TREEHOUSE RECORDS in Minneapolis, or order NOW from CDBABY!!
…..”THE BATCH – WAIT ‘TIL TOMORROW” is the title for the special limited “Collector’s Edition” vinyl release of the “TRANSISTOR” CD. This special LP release from Europe contains a 4-page insert with bio, lyrics, photos, and a B/W poster. READ A REVIEW OR ORDER HERE! The original “Transistor” CD, a compilation of the “basement” recordings of THE BATCH, circa 1968-1971, is available at CD BABY, and also in the Twin Cities at ELECTRIC FETUS and TREEHOUSE RECORDS in Minneapolis, and now available at ROADRUNNER RECORDS in Minneapolis…..
….Selections from Arne’s CDs (“WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS” and “LET’S NOT BE SENSIBLE!”) are frequently being featured before a national audience on “MUSIC CHOICE”, the cable-TV network that serves the entire country. Listen on their “Standards & Swing” channel. …..NY-based internet music channel “THE PENTHOUSE” also continues to play tracks from both CDs….
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