THE LATEST NEWS!
Check the Calendar page for NEW dates: Continuing engagements at PARMA 8200, HELL’S KITCHEN, INGREDIENTS CAFE, & others… More radio info from “THE BING SHIFT”, “MINNESOTA’S VOICES - CERTAIN STANDARDS”, and “BING’S BASEMENT”.…
……Over 2 million fans of popjazzradio.com, and their over 15 million total votes for the year, have all been well-crunched: In their “Top 30″ songs for 2014, “WEIGHT OF THE WORLD” comes in at number THREE, with over a MILLION VOTES for the year! -Very exciting! The track was performed by NANCY HARMS, written and produced by NANCY HARMS and ARNE FOGEL, from the album “Dreams In Apartments”.
“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.
…BLOOMINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS: On February 28th, Arne Fogel and vocalist JENNIFER ECKES return by popular demand, with their revue “WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW - THE MUSIC OF BURT BACHARACH AND HAL DAVID!” This show, originally presented in the venue’s “Black Box Theater”, will now be presented in the main Schneider Theater stage…. For more information, or to make reservations: 952-563-8575 or www.centerstageticketing.com/sites/bloomington
….ARNE FOGEL will co-create a brand-new NANCY HARMS concert which will debut at New York City’s Metropolitan Room on Wednesday, February 25, 9:30pm. Co-created by Ms. Harms, the concert is entitled “ELLINGTON AT NIGHT”, and features a selection of familiar (and some not-so-familiar) Ellington themes in which Nancy will reveal the moods and nuances of the night as captured by the brilliant Mr. Ellington! Get your tickets online right now to ensure your seat for what will be a very memorable night! Further information can be found at www.nancyharms.com
….“HOUSEWARMING”, The new album by JEREMY SISKIND will be 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” will be released 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.
….A recent column by JIM WALSH in the STAR-TRIBUNE noted the success of Minnesotan Nicholas David on the NBC TV series “THE VOICE”, and then went on to list 25 other Minnesota vocalists whom Walsh would “love to hear on the big stage”, adding that “This state is crawling with great singers….Here are a few suggestions worthy of Carson Daly’s rapture…” ARNE FOGEL was one of the singers cited, with Walsh describing the “understated, elegant, and Sinatra-esque reading” of one of Fogel’s performances. To read the full article, which includes the 24 other singers, click HERE.
…..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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