Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson Sign and Sing at Barnes & Noble
Continuing its tradition of celebrating the arts, Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Triangle hosted Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson who gave a musical performance and signed CDs to present their new album The Power of Two. Based on the sold-out engagement at Michael's New York nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency the disc features pop songs, classic standards and numbers from Broadway shows like Kiss Me Kate, City Of Angels and The King and I. The disc, released through Harbinger Records, was made available on iTunes, Amazon.com on November 3.
The album gives both performers a chance in the solo spotlight. Michael takes center stage in a surging version of "So In Love," and a special new recording of "Old Friend," a longtime staple of his repertoire which he revisits after many years. Cheyenne shines in a sly take on "Old Devil Moon" from his current gig in Finian's Rainbow and a heartbreaking medley of the standards "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."
Their final duet, "If I Can Dream," has a special meaning for both vocalists. Performed by Cheyenne on Broadway in his breakthrough role in All Shook Up, it was written for Elvis Presley's 1968 "Comeback Special" by W. Earl Brown, a personal friend of Michael's. In his archives, Michael has an original copy of the sheet music singed to Elvis by the songwriter.
The CD was produced by Feinstein and Jackson and features John Oddo on piano; Tony Kadleck on trumpet and flugelhorn; David Mann on tenor sax, flute and clarinet; David Finck on acoustic and electric bass; Bob Mann on guitar; David Ratajczak on drums and percussion. The disc also features special musical arrangements by John Oddo.