Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway's Live Radio Taping Features Steve Tyrell in the Inaugural Show
Some more music history was made on the Birdland stage last night and Broadwayworld's Stephen Sorokoff was there. Two entertainers who have never performed together were on the Birdland stage last night. For those of us who were in the audience for this under the radar/radio event, it turned out to be a not to be forgotten evening that added to the long list of Birdland historic musical moments. Ann Hampton Callaway taped the first segment of her new radio program "This Is Cabaret" and had as her guest at the inaugural show none other than Steve Tyrell, a legend in the world of male pop/jazz singers. His unique sensual voice is unmistakable and loved by millions via his recordings, movie soundtracks, and live appearances. Steve is also a walking Wikipedia of the recording industry because of his career as a recording executive and producer. He was there for many momentous musical creations as head of A&R for Scepter Records. Tyrell's singing "The Way You Look Tonight" in the Father of the Bride movie starring Steve Martin made him a household name.
Ann Hampton Callaway, singer, songwriter, journalist, and one of the music worlds national treasures interviewed Steve for her NPR program and the "live" taping of this radio program also featured some great Steve Tyrell solos and some surprise extraordinary duets by these two great voices. If that wasn't enough, Ann had sister Liz Callaway sing with Steve and the Callawy/Tyrell combination created a sound that brought the Birdland audience to it's feet. Too bad it wasn't TV so you can see it, but you will hear it all when Ann's radio program is broadcast on NPR.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
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