Dave Koz Pays Homage to Classic Film Music With New CD, 'At The Movies'

Collection Features Guests India.Arie, Anita Baker, Chris Botti, Barry

Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer and Vanessa Williams

Nov 06, 2006, 00:00 ET from Capitol Records

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For his upcoming album,
 world-renowned saxophonist Dave Koz turned to one of his favorite pastimes
 for inspiration. "At The Movies" is a lush, inspired collection of twelve
 timeless movie themes, underscoring the crucial role music plays in film,
 making it a must-have album for music and film lovers everywhere.
     As a musician, Koz is especially cognizant of the importance music
 plays in making a film memorable. "These are songs that are so much a part
 of people's lives that I felt it was important to respect the original
 while nonetheless putting my own unique spin on them," he says.
     Guest artists include India.Arie ("It Might Be You" Tootsie), Anita
 Baker ("Somewhere" West Side Story), Barry Manilow ("Moon River" Breakfast
 at Tiffany's), Johnny Mathis and Chris Botti ("Shadow Of Your Smile" Love
 Theme From The Sandpiper), Donna Summer ("A Whole New World" Aladdin) and
 Vanessa Williams ("The Way We Were" from the film of the same name). The
 album also includes six stunning instrumentals showcasing Koz's
 interpretations of the themes from Casablanca, Schindler's List, Cinema
 Paradiso, Pink Panther and Summer of '42 as well as an exuberant rendition
 of "Over the Rainbow" that leads off with a sample of Judy Garland's
 unforgettable vocal. The collection was produced by the legendary Phil
 Ramone and features a full orchestra.
     "It's kind of a dream-come-true project, recording these classic film
 melodies with great guest artists," says Koz.
     It was Koz's vision that attracted the stellar group of vocalists to
 the endeavor. Recalls Manilow: "Who doesn't know Henry Mancini's 'Moon
 River?' I was delightfully surprised that Dave had figured out a very hip
 way of rendering 'Moon River.'"
     "At The Movies" is the 8th studio album for the Platinum-selling Koz,
 from which he has garnered four Grammy(R) nominations.
     The track listing for "At The Movies" as well as a rundown of each
 song's Oscar nominations/wins follows:
                           DAVE KOZ'S "AT THE MOVIES"
        Track Listing with Guest Artists and Oscar History for Each Song
     1.    Over The Rainbow (with a sample of Judy Garland)
           The Wizard of Oz                         Oscar-winning song 1940
     2.    Moonriver with Barry Manilow
           Breakfast At Tiffany's                   Oscar winning song, 1962
     3.    As Time Goes By
           Casablanca                               Oscar-nominated score, 1944
     4.    Somewhere with Anita Baker
           West Side Story                          Oscar-winning score, 1962
     5.    The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme from The Sandpiper)
           with Johnny Mathis  and Chris Botti
           The Sandpiper                            Oscar-winning song 1966
     6.    The Pink Panther
           The Pink Panther                         Oscar-nominated score, 1965
     7.    The Way We Were with Vanessa Williams
           The Way We Were                          Oscar-winning song, 1974
     8.    The Summer Knows (Theme from the Summer of '42)
           Summer Of '42                            Oscar-winning score 1972
     9.    It Might Be You with India.Arie
           Tootsie                                  Oscar-nominated song, 1983
     10.   Cinema Paradiso Suite
           Cinema Paradiso
     11.   A Whole New World with Donna Summer
           Aladdin                                  Oscar-winning song, 1993
     12.   Schindlers's List
           Schindler's List                         Oscar-winning score, 1994
     Bonus Tracks:
     13.   It Might Be You with Peter White
     14.   The Shadow Of Your Smile (Love Theme from The Sandpiper)
           with Chris Botti
    For more information on DAVE KOZ,
 visit www.davekoz.com

SOURCE Capitol Records