Recent digital projects include The Hoagy
Carmichael Collection <http://www.
cummings at the coffee bar; Andy's Diaries from "Beyond the Sunset"; improved platitudes ("Know thyselves"); testaments of belief ("I believe: The world has a lot to learn from Hoagy
Carmichael"); and declarations of desire ("We're looking for a few good women with the mettle to be enablers.
Although the movie Big was essentially a comedy, it featured a dozen tunes underlying the action, including the memorable "Heart and Soul" by Hoagy
Carmichael and Frank Loesser for the scene where Josh taps it out on the toy piano.
Deftly accompanied by Neil Swainson on bass--the 72-year-old blending effortlessly with a musician four decades his junior--Shearing swings through Rodgers and Hart's "Isn't It Romantic," Hoagy
Carmichael's "Memphis in June," and Charlie Parker's bebop "Moose the Mooch" with equal facility, throwing in a handful of lesser-known works that show off his own versatility and Swainson's ability to make a bass do everything but talk.
Also, June 15th at 6:30 pm at the Festival, the world's only life-size bronze Tribute to composer/musician Hoagy
Carmichael will be unveiled.
Choral numbers will include John Rutter's The Lord Bless You and Keep You and Hoagy
Carmichael's Georgia on My Mind, while the ensemble will play a variety of folk, classical and modern-day brass pieces.
He begins on soprano with a piece from the original solo soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, and then covers everything from standards like Hoagy
Carmichael's Stardust (fruity tenor) to some of his own compositions and spontaneous improvisations.
Young provided the consolation for the Magpies.
The program is built around songs by the 1920s-era cornetist Bix Beiderbecke and his friend, Hoagy
Carmichael, and includes such classics as "Georgia on My Mind," and "Star Dust.
Who had a UK No3 hit in 1976 with a cover version of the Hoagy
Carmichael penned song, My Resistance Is Low ?
Their set list includes music by Jerome Kern, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Hank Williams, Jason Robert Brown, Hoagy
Carmichael, Amanda McBroom, Marvin Hamlisch, Cole Porter, and more.
The evening finishes with a trip up Tin Pan Alley for arrangements of songs by the likes of Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Hoagy
QIS singer Hoagy
Carmichael still alive and did he write any of his songs?
Carmichael would have it, "Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through, just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind.
A It was written by Hoagy
Carmichael and Harold Adamson for the 1952 film The Las Vegas Story in which it was sung by Hoagy