Pop legend Burt Bacharach has teamed with Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves collaborator (and Silver Seas cofounder) Daniel Tashian for a new EP titled Blue Umbrella that’ll be out July 31 on Big Yellow Dog Music. It’s the first record from Bacharach, who turned 92 in May, in 15 years.
Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian have collaborated on a Blue Umbrella EP, out July 31 on Big Yellow Dog Music. The project marks Bacharach’s first album in 15 years. The album was recorded in Nashville and features Tashian on vocals and Bacharach on piano, along with musicians Dennis Crouch, Fred Eltringham, Tom Bukovac, and Jim Hoke.
The five best songs we heard this week. Every Friday, EW’s music team runs down the five best songs of the week. In today’s edition, Lil Baby gives fans “The Bigger Picture,” Burt Bacharach collaborates with Daniel Tashian, the Mavericks show mighty musicianship, the late Pop Smoke gets a stunning jail phone feature from Rowdy Rebel, and Bully balances sounding raw and effortless.
The headline isn’t exactly accurate, but great news about Burt’s new collaboration with Daniel Tashian.
Burt Bacharach, 92, has worked mostly under the radar since 2005, since he released his last album, the politically tinged “At the Time.” Now, as if on cue, …
Just received official word that Burt’s tour of Japan, which was set to begin on April 1, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. No word yet on if or when they will be rescheduled. As always, check out the On Tour pages for the latest official news on Burt’s live performance schedule.
If there’s a sliver of a silver lining in these uncertain times, it’s music – from free virtual concerts to suggested playlists. One of the most inspiring efforts we’ve seen this week comes from a virtual performance of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music.
Over the course of a career that’s now touched down in eight decades, composer Burt Bacharach has crafted songs with a raft of stellar creative partners.
Burt Bacharach, composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and singer, is considered one of the world’s most important contemporary composers. His hits include Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head, Arthur’s Theme, Close To You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, I Say A Little Prayer, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Walk On By, and What The World Needs Now Is Love.
Look Now, the Elvis Costello & the Imposters album that features three songs co-written by Costello and Burt Bacharach, won the Grammy tonight for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
The 2020 Grammy Awards are underway, with early awards going to Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Vampire Weekend, Tanya Tucker and others. Alicia Keys is hosting the live ceremony from Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Lakers fans have also congregated to mourn the late Kobe Bryant.
You can purchase or stream Burt and Melody’s just-released song at the link below.