I am very excited to be releasing my 5th CD entitled, “Vintage & Rare: The Songs of Harold Arlen-Ridin’ on the Moon Volume 3” with a street date of October 20, 2020. It will also be featured on The Not Jazz Network for the week starting on October 19, 2020. (http://www.thenotjustjazznetwork.com/). The CD release event will be live-streamed on October 20, 2020, at 7:00 PM from the Brooklyn Soapbox Gallery an Arts Space https://www.soapboxgallery.org. The CD and individual songs for downloading are available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.
This 3rd CD is a part of a 10 CD project to record Arlen’s music in a comprehensive way to include rare, vintage, novelty, and instrumental songs. The idea was to record these wonderfully crafted songs and bring them to the modern ear, with hip arrangements in different grooves-swing, jazz waltzes, bossa novas, ballads, and sometimes swift up-tempos.
This is also a historical project, as I do not know of any other singer who has taken on the scope of this ambitious project. I plan on creating a crowdfunding site to assist me with finishing this goal.
The setlist of songs for the 7 remaining CDs has been sketched out as well as the budget. I have the commitment of Raul da Gama to do the liner notes for all of the remaining CDs. I plan to use the same jazz trio throughout the project. In this way, I hope to achieve consistency in the project. I plan to use additional musicians, where needed, to enhance the arrangements, but the main goal is to keep the intimacy of the jazz trio.
I am also pleased to announce that I am redoing my website (http://www.kengreves.com) and migrating it to Bandzoogle. I am updating it, streamlining it, and adding features to it: my blog and my poetry writings.
Besides being a singer, I also have a consulting service that specializes in designing business accounting, reporting, and organizational planning, especially for artists. I also provide services to help singers design a show or a CD that would include a plan of executable action.