With his new album, Bradford offers his audience a luxurious indulgence. Familiar standards from writers as diverse as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hoagy Carmichael, Michel LeGrand, and The Cure are presented with freshness and originality, and also with a deep respect for their origins, born of Bradford’s love for this timeless genre. In collaboration with long-time Musical Director, William Underwood, one of Chicago’s most creative arrangers, Bradford delivers something that is at once comforting and challenging. Along with William on piano, drummer David Victor and bassist Malcolm Ruhl round out the trio with Paul Von Mertens on saxophone and flute. Highlights include the violin of Alison Tatum and cello of Tobin Schindler making That Old Black Magic soar. World-renowned jazz guitarist Don Stiernberg brings his inimitable stylings to Angel Eyes, and Anne DeLangis joins Bradford as guest vocalist on My Foolish Heart and (I Love You)For Sentimental Reasons – two glorious voices merging two gorgeous songs. This is music whose richness is subtle but clear, music that can transcend a wide-range of tastes, music that invites listeners to relax and enjoy a Quiet Night.
Imagination ~ Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars / Dindi ~ Autumn Leaves / The Summer Knows ~ Angel Eyes ~ I Love You for Sentimental Reasons / My Foolish Heart ~ Lovesong ~ The Nearness of You ~ Until ~ You Go to My Head ~ Blue / We'll Be Together Again ~ That Old Black Magic ~ That Sunday (That Summer)
Through this personally chosen collection, Bradford invites you into his home . . . a home centered in his passion for music and its transforming potential. In an exponentially changing world, the value of life's transformative gifts ~ love, support and inspiration ~ multiplies with like speed. Music is a source of such gifts and Bradford is one of music's passionate messengers. Come home with Bradford, where music celebrates life and inspires each of us to live our dreams.
Come and Journey with Me ~ Music is The Answer / With a Smile and a Song ~ Grateful ~ I'll Know ~ Eternal Love ~ Nature Boy ~ Here's to Life ~ Open Up My Eyes ~ No One is Alone / Move On ~ Never Never Land ~ Into the Light ~ Homeward Bound /Home ~The Best Seat In The House
Cole Porter could have written these title words for the star of this recording and show, because for vocalist Bradford Newquist, Porter's music really is all right with him. "The energy to sing Cole Porter comes from inside me . . . I don't have to look anywhere else," says Newquist. And, indeed, as he looks inside, Bradford is able to treat his audience to the freshness of his own arrangements while honoring the genius of Cole Porters' original musical designs.
This is a classic collection of Cole Porter, including not only many of his most familiar songs, but also some of those more obscure treasures from the prolific composer's songbook. This is a collection packed with songs that are stamped with that unmistakable wit and style that became the trademark of Cole Porter.
It’s All Right with Me ~ I Get a Kick Out of You~ Let’s Do It ~ I Love Paris / Too Darn Hot ~ Do I Love You? ~ Don’t Fence Me In ~ Get Out of Town ~ Begin the Beguine ~ From this Moment On ~ So in Love ~ Nobody’s Chasing Me ~ You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To ~ True Love ~ Night and Day ~ Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
An introspective journey through some of the most classic and treasured Christmas carols, plus a few surprises . . . all in the unmistakable "Bradford" style.
SONGS: In the Bleak Midwinter ~ It Came Upon the Midnight Clear ~ The First Noel ~ O Holy Night ~ Silent Night ~ Still, Still, Still ~ Gesu Bambino ~ Away in a Manger ~ O Come, O Come, Emmanuel ~ The Virgin's Slumber Song