Bill Murray has declared his plans to release a classical album in the summer. Murray will sing and perform literary readings for New Worlds, a chamber music recital led by cellist Jan Vogler’s trio.
His spoken-word selections include work by Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway. The music of Schubert, Bach and Piazzolla will support him as played by violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.
“When they start playing, the demand is so great that if you’re attending to who you are right now, it brings out something that you couldn’t have visualised or planned for” says Murray.
He is also releasing Happy Street for Record Store Day, a collaboration with Late Night With David Letterman musical director Paul Shaffer.