SOURCE: Notable Music

Notable Music

September 10, 2009 11:40 ET

Musical Tribute to Award Winning Songwriter & Musician Cy Coleman Celebrated With Unique Concert Series in Los Angeles and New York

Titled "The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman," Release Includes First New Recordings From Fiona Apple in Five Years; New CD in Stores September 15 From New West Records

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - New West Records today announced two upcoming concerts to promote the release of "The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman" an album of new recordings with an all-star line up of female singers including Fiona Apple, Patty Griffin and Madeleine Peyroux. The influential Grammy®, Emmy® & Tony® award winning songwriter and musician will be honored by many of the album's singers at two unique live concert events featuring his classic songs in Los Angeles and New York.

In Los Angeles on September 23rd at The Grammy Museum, select artists including Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins, Perla Batalla, Julianna Raye and others will be joined by Dave Palmer, the album's producer and musical arranger. They will take part in an onstage interview with music critic Chris Morris, followed by an audience Q&A and acoustic performance. Part of the Museum's acclaimed program, "The Drop," the evening will conclude with an album signing and artist meet-and-greet. Visit www.grammymuseum.org for additional information.

In New York City on October 28th Madeleine Peyroux, Patty Griffin, Missy Higgins, Julianna Raye, Perla Batalla, Ambrosia Parsley and others will perform songs from the album at Town Hall. Dave Palmer will again join the women on stage.

"The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman," available September 15, 2009 from New West Records, is a provocative, cutting-edge album featuring inspiring interpretations by a select group of gifted contemporary female artists. Fiona Apple contributes two songs (her first new music in five years), alongside such artists as Missy Higgins, Madeleine Peyroux, Jill Sobule, Nikka Costa, Sara Watkins, Sam Phillips, Perla Batalla, Ambrosia Parsley and Patty Griffin, who sings a sultry version of the album's Grammy® Award winning title song.

All tracks were newly arranged by producer/pianist Dave Palmer at the suggestion of Chrysalis Music's Kenny MacPherson and Jamie Cerreta, in conjunction with Damon Booth, a veteran A&R man (EMI Music Publishing, Warner Bros. Records) who took over the running of Notable Music, Coleman's publishing company, in 2006. The friends were determined to spotlight the 2,000-song catalog of the gifted composer whose work had yet to be as fully appreciated as that of his peers.

Coleman was the last major contributor to the Great American Songbook. He's responsible for timeless songs such as "Witchcraft," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Big Spender" and "The Rules Of The Road" made timeless by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Barbara Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee. Ella Fitzgerald won a Grammy for her performance of "The Best Is Yet To Come."

Please visit http://press.newwestrecords.com/CyColemanTribute for in depth bios and artwork

"THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE SONGS OF CY COLEMAN" TRACK LIST:

1. The Best Is Yet To Come
Performed by Patty Griffin
2. I've Got Your Number
Performed by Jill Sobule
3. Why Try To Change Me Now
Performed by Fiona Apple
4. I Live My Love
Performed by Madeleine Peyroux
5. Then Was Then And Now Is Now
Performed by Ambrosia Parsley
6. I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Performed by Julianna Raye
7. You Fascinate Me So
Performed by Sam Phillips
8. Hey Look Me Over
Performed by Perla Batalla
9. Too Many Tomorrows
Performed by Sara Watkins
10. I Walk A Little Faster
Performed by Fiona Apple
11. Where Am I Going?
Performed by Sarabeth Tucek
12. The Rules Of The Road
Performed by Nikka Costa
13. (I'm) In Love Again
Performed by Missy Higgins

About New West

New West Records LLC is an eleven year old, wholly independent record label distributed in the United States by RED Distribution. With offices in Los Angeles and Austin, TX, the company is staffed by a unique blend of music and business specialists. The label has had over a dozen releases debut in the Billboard Top 200 and boasts a number of Grammy® award winning artists including Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Rickie Lee Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Delbert McClinton. In addition, the roster includes Ben Lee, Buddy & Julie Miller, Corb Lund, Ian Hunter, John Hiatt, Jordan Zevon, Mark Olson & Gary Louris, Old 97's, Randall Bramblett, Ray Davies, Stephen Bruton, The Drams, The Flatlanders and Tim Easton. The extensive catalogue boasts releases from Benji Hughes, Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell and Vic Chesnutt. New West Records also has partnerships with Danny Goldberg's AMMAL Records, Scott Weiland's Softdrive Records, and exclusively releases CDs and DVDs from the award-winning television program "Austin City Limits."

About Notable Music Company

Notable Music is an independent music publishing company founded by legendary composer and jazz musician Cy Coleman in 1962. The artists who have recorded and performed the Notable Music repertoire include Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, Patty Griffin, Queen, Fiona Apple, and many more. Notable Music is as committed to representing new and developing talent as it is to promoting the legacy and success of one of the most successful independent music publishing catalogs of our time. The company's website is www.notablemusic.net.

Contact Information