New York Rhapsody / Lang Lang
Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Lang Lang (piano)
1. Story of Our Town 2. New York Morning – feat. Jason Isbell 3. Empire State Of Mind – feat. Andra Day 4. Rhapsody in Blue – feat. Herbie Hancock 5. New York Minute – feat. Kandace Springs 6. Somewhere (Dirty Blvd) – feat. Lisa Fischer / Jeffrey Wright 7. Spider-Man Theme – feat. Lindsey Stirling 8. Tonight – feat. Sean Jones 9. Moon River – feat. Madeleine Peyroux 10. In Evening Air
The ineffable magic of New York City fires the imagination of superstar pianist Lang Lang on his new album New York Rhapsody (Sony Classical) available September 16, 2016. He is joined by a wide array of special guests including Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Jason Isbell, Jeffrey Wright, Kandace Springs, Lindsey Stirling, Lisa Fischer, Madeleine Peyroux and Sean Jones. From the haunting reveries of Gershwin and Copland to the in-the-moment intensity of songs made famous by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Lou Reed and Don Henley, New York Rhapsody rediscovers the dazzle and the soul of America’s most symbolic city. Following the release of the album, a star-studded concert special Live From Lincoln Center will be released on DVD later this year. The video for “Empire State of Mind” with Lang Lang and singer Andra Day was released worldwide on streaming services July 22. For New York Rhapsody, Lang Lang joined forces with Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein to create an album that embraces the musical spirit of New York in ways both surprising and traditional. Inspired by E.B. White’s celebrated essay “Here Is New York,” Klein assembled musical ideas and energies that both reflect New York’s past and evoke its dynamic present.