Just received confirmation that Burt will play a four-night residency this fall at Blue Note Hawaii. The dates are Oct. 12-15. These shows are the latest in a series of smaller venue concerts Burt has been performing in the last few years, so if the idea of seeing Burt in the more intimate setting of a jazz club appeals to you (and if you’re able to get yourself to Honolulu), by all means make plans to attend. For tickets, visit Blue Note Hawaii.
On May 15, Contante & Sonante, an independent label based in Madrid, released Burt Bacharach and Tonio K: Original Demos, a new CD containing 14 original songs written by Burt and Tonio K. between 1995 and 2008. The album includes the original studio demos for songs later recorded by artists including Chicago, Randy Travis, Diane Schuur, Dionne Warwick, Ron Isley and Burt himself. The release also features extensive liner notes from Tonio K. telling the detailed story behind each composition and demo session.
Original Demos is being released in a limited edition of 1,000, so if you want a copy, you’d better act quick. Visit Contante & Sonante to order online.
Just got word that Burt’s canceled show at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on Feb. 10 has been rescheduled for Aug. 4 at the same venue. Visit the Smith Center website for ticket info.
“No one over the last 40 years has written more or better pop songs.” – Vanity Fair One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Burt Bacharach helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Promises Promises, is based on the Oscar winning Billy Wilder movie from 1960, The Apartment. In 1968 it received the Broadway treatment with Neil Simon writing the book and Burt Bacharach and Hal David adding in the songs.
Based on the Oscar-winning 1960 Billy Wilder comedy The Apartment, about an insurance-firm accountant who lets his bosses use his New York flat for extra-marital nooky, it takes us back to an age when men were men (lecherous, and only superficially chivalrous) and women were, more often than not, secretaries, only assertive up to a subservient point.
The legendary songwriter/composer behind 48 Top 10 hits, including nine that topped the charts, opens up about the inspirations for his most beloved music, what caused his breakup with longtime collaborator Hal David and how his late daughter, who was afflicted with Asperger Syndrome, inspired him to write his first film score and song in years.
PROMISES PROMISES producers Katy Lipson & Ollie Rosenblatt to workshop SOME LOVERS a brand new BURT BACHARACH and STEVEN SATER musical in London. Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla, the producers of the upcoming Promises Promises revival at Southwark Playhouse, are working on the European premiere of a new Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater musical, Some Lovers.
Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, now 88, has written the song and score for a little movie called “Po”: his first such efforts in 16 years. The Oscar-winning composer of “Alfie,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Arthur” has a special connection to the project.