BOB OST PRESENTS
Keyes To Heaven
MAC Award Winners remember lyricist Eben Keyes
Michael Cook, Ron Gold, Bob Ost and Blaire Weille
Lisa Asher, Bill Daugherty, Heather MacRae, Karen Mack,
Sue Matsuki, Carolyn Montgomery, Sidney Myer, Georgia Osborne,
Julie reyburn, Steve Ross, Craig Rubano, Marcus Simeone and Thos Shipley.
The witty and poignant lyrics of Eben Keyes, sung by Mac Award winning stars of the New York cabaret scene. Musical styles range from retro rock to jazz to country to comedy.
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2004 MAC Nomination:
Best CD of the Year
(Group or Compilation)
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nominees Robert Cuccioli, Danny Burstein, Marc Kudisch, Rebecca
Luker, Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner and Mary Testa ... plus Broadway
favorites Bryan Batt, James (Delisco) Beeks, James Judy,
Francine Lobis, Karen Mason, Mark Nadler, Christianne Noll, Evan Pappas,
Stephanie Pope, Jana Robbins, David Sabella, Steven Stein-Granger
and Mary Stout.
Warren Vaché on trumpet, Jim Pugh on trombone, Les Scott on woodwinds,
Emily Bindiger and Peter Davis on background vocals. And a dozen other
Producer: Bob Ost
Director George Small, Michael Lavine
Produced by Chip Fabrizi, George Small
Recorded and Mixed at PPI Recording Inc, NY. Engineered by Chip Fabrizi
Everybody's Gettin' Into
Off-Broadway Musical Vaudeville
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From the hugely entertaining title song onwards,
Ost picks at the neuroses of folk, and in particular show
folk, with a mixture of ruthlessness and affection. Ultimately,
in the show-stopping (dare one suggest Lloyd-Webberesque)
Don't I Know You?, he seems to conclude that an acceptance
of human imperfection is the key to achieving relative happiness.
The performances are universally strong and perhaps this
is no surprise, since the soundtrack has 20 Broadway performers,
no fewer than six of whom have been nominated for Tony Awards..
The British Theatre Guide
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aren't too many albums that sport six Tony nominees!"
-Peter Filichia, Newark Star Ledger, Theatermania.com
"His songs have both touched
me and made me laugh. But what I particularly admire is
that ... they address us as serious, aware adults who have
known the same joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, love and
loss as he has experienced. They convey a rare generosity
of spirit and sense of compassion."
- Sheldon Harnick, lyricist Fiddler
on the Roof, Fiorello, She Loves Me
man is guilty of being original! Bob Ost's life is the art
of drawing without an eraser."
Reynolds, WOR Radio
Annie Hughes Brian Lane Green Norm Lewis Rebecca
Luker Heather MacRae Alice Ripley David Sabella
Marta Sanders KT Sullivan Jane Summerhays
Sal Viviano Lillias White
by Chip Fabrizi, Bob Ost, George Small
Recorded and Mixed at PPI Recording Inc, NY
Engineered by Chip Fabrizi
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One of my favorite show albums of the year. The
songs are sparkling... Great sass, great style. A lot of fun. Quality
work. Im glad to have it in my collection and file it alphabetically
next to Cole Porter.
Peter Filichia, The Newark Star
Ledger, Playbill On-Line
The roster of known quantities, ranging from Lillias
White ... to soap star Brian Lane Green, is as miscellaneous as Osts
songs, which jump from country rock to old-style show tunes to cabaret-style
comic patter numbers. He holds his own well in all these and other
genres; someone should probably hire him to write a musical.
Michael Feingold, The Village Voice
Deserves its own special place in any music lovers
collection ... multifaceted and seamlessly crafted. Many of the tracks
were produced with pop sensibility, others with more theatrical traditions.
In both musical idioms the album often emerges outstanding. All faithful
cabaret fans should pick up a copy as soon as possible!
Martin, Applause! Applause!
One of those rare song collections that actually grows
richer and deeper with repeated listenings ... marvelous and fresh
... ranging from blues and rock to classic Broadway and novelty numbers.
Extraordinary singers. Youre going to have to buy two copies
of this disc; I promise youre not going to want to let go of
it once you hear it.
Christopher Byrne, LGNY Magazine
"Having just listened to Bob Osts spectacular
A Special Place: Songs from the Heart," let me invite listeners
to open their ears to the dazzling panorama of romance, poetry, and
honesty that Ost and his 13 superb singers present in this original
and beautifully crafted collection. From the lyrically surprising
Arent You The Lucky One, to the playful Im
Gonna Find Out to the heartfelt finale of A Special Place",
each artist presents their unique and definitive interpretation with
the candor, strength, and wonder of Osts writing. Musical Director
George Small has captured the essence of each piece with sensitivity,
a beautiful rhythmic pulse, and an integrated musical synergy of which
he truly is master. The collaboration is brought home by Chip Fabrizi,
one of the four producers, an engineer, percussionist, and a pair
of ears that is remarkable for its commitment to excellence and truth.
A Special Place by Bob Ost is a musical happening for
Terry Heller Director, Music Together of Midtown