Bill Murray Releasing Classical Music/Spoken Word Album
Actor/comedian Bill Murray is releasing an album of classical songs and literary readings. The Ghostbusters star is working with cellist Jan Vogler to create New Worlds with a chamber music ensemble, according to the New York Times. Some of the tracks on the record include Stephen Foster’s “Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair” and songs from West Side Story.
Murray reads passages from Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway, while Vogler plays music from Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Astor Piazzolla. Murray plans to tour North American to promote the project after a launch at the Festival Napa Valley in California on July 20. He and Vogler will also perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in October. This isn’t the first time the 66-year-old has shown off his singing skills — the actor recently teamed up with former The Late Show bandleader Paul Shaffer on his new single “Happy Street,” and he also performed festive tunes with Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, and Shaffer on his 2015 Netflix special A Very Murray Christmas.