Sunday, May 26, 2019

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Medley


Mark Morgan will play the trumpet solo on the Porgy and Bess Medley. As a graduate of  SUNY College at Purchase, he has performed at an extensive list of special functions and events attended by such celebrities as Donald Trump, Brooke Shields, and Nigel Barker, even making an appearance in a music video with Latino pop star Luis Miguel. Mark has had the opportunity to perform at some of the country's most prestigious performance venues such as The Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre, and the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.  Porgy and Bess Medley will be among several showtunes featured on BROADWAY TUNES available on Spotify Thanksgiving 2019.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Brewery Studios


"You took a bus from Atlanta to New York City and walked across the Williamsburg Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn to record a few songs?"

"I've been known for crazier things."

Max, the recording engineer at The Brewery Studios in Brooklyn and I hit it off when he made peace with the idea that I was in it for more of the adventure than the end product.

My allergies were getting the best of me so I took a couple of Allegra capsules purchased at the Walgreen's across the street from Woodhull Hospital in Bushwick and crossed my fingers.

The music? Well, Smile and the Porgy and Bess medley were, in my humble opinion, magical.

I'm Always Chasing Rainbows and When Autumn Comes very nice.

Starting Here, Starting Now and Don't Ask Me Why, I liked, but will probably be re-recorded later.

I had so much fun!  Enjoy!


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