By Sandi Durell
Melissa Errico’s Michel Legrand show ‘An Even Grander Affair’ extends the celebration and uniqueness of the man who made a great emotional impact not only in her life but her parents (you’ll hear some of the saucy stories that perked a young girls interest when Legrand’s music was played in their home). Her personal contacts with Legrand while recording the 15 tracks with a 100 piece Brussels Philharmonic of the release of ‘Legrand Affair’ includes intricate conversations between Errico and Legrand, and the highlight inclusion of his very last song written before his passing this year with Alan & Marilyn Bergman (“I Haven’t Thought Of This in Quite a While”) are the tales of which magnificent history will be made.
This Deluxe Edition will also include 11 other new and previously unreleased tracks including intimate studio demos with Legrand on piano. The canonic album is produced by Phil Ramone and Richard Jay-Alexander.
On piano with Ms. Errico on November 7, 8, 9 at 7 pm will be the ever amazing Tedd Firth. The digital download of this album will be available on all platforms November 8.
Ryan McCartan (currently starring in Scotland,Pa – Wicked, Heathers, Disney Channels ‘Liv and Maddie’) Nov. 11 & Dec. 9 at 7 pm
Brian Stokes Mitchell – Plays With Music – Holiday! – Nov. 12-16, Nov. 18-23 at 7 pm
Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway – ‘Broadway The Calla-way!’ – Nov. 26, 27, 29, 30 at 7 pm, Nov. 28 at 8 pm
Feinstein’s/54 Below – 254 West 54 St. (Cellar) 646-476-3551
Photos/Filming: Magda Katz
Sketch: Joan Chiverton
Interview: Sandi Durell