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  • June 16, 2020

    Randy Newman was the musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. He gave a performance from home of "Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)," a song from his 1974 album, Good Old Boys. You can watch it here. "Maybe you’re cheatin' / Maybe you’re lyin' / Maybe you have lost your mind / Maybe you only think about yourself," the lyrics go. "Too late to run, too late to hide now / The time has come for us to say goodbye now / Mr. President, have pity on the working man."

  • May 22, 2020

    I Still Play, an album of eleven new solo piano compositions written by artists who have recorded for Nonesuch Records, is now available. The pieces were written in honor of the label's longtime President Bob Hurwitz on the occasion of his 2017 shift into the Chairman Emeritus role. This "all-star collection" (Financial Times) features works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, and Randy Newman, performed by Andres, Mehldau, Newman, and Jeremy Denk. A new video of Andres performing his own piece, "Wise Words," on which you can follow along in the score, is also available here.

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  • The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

    A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Edinburgh
Usher Hall
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Edinburgh
Usher Hall
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Bruges
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Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
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Antwerp
De Roma
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Amsterdam
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Amsterdam
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Nijmegen
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Nijmegen
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Groningen
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Groningen
De Oosterpoort
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Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
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Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
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Eindhoven
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Eindhoven
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Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
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Randy Newman's "Stay Away" is a call for social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. Proceeds support the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music's efforts to broaden opportunities for underserved children and young musicians in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.

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The recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, 20 Oscar nominations, six Grammy awards, and 14 Grammy nominations, Newman is a singular figure who over the course of his career has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music.

A Los Angeles native, Randy Newman became famous during the 1960s and '70s for writing quirky, darkly funny, or sharply satirical songs detailing the lives of characters of his own making. This idiosyncratic style alternated between sweeping cinematic pop and rolling R&B, a style heavily influenced by time spent in New Orleans during his youth. After Randy Newman’s self-titled debut album was released in 1968, his reputation as a songwriter grew quickly, as Judy Collins, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Harry Nilsson, and Joe Cocker, among others, recorded his songs. Newman began a career as a film composer in the early 1980s. Among his film compositions are many kid-friendly songs, including Toy Story’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

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Tour

Sat, Jun 5
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Sat, Jun 5
Edinburgh
Usher Hall
Fri, Jun 11
Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
Fri, Jun 11
Bruges
Stadsschouwburg
Mon, Jun 14
Antwerp
De Roma
Mon, Jun 14
Antwerp
De Roma
Tue, Jun 15
Antwerp
De Roma
Tue, Jun 15
Antwerp
De Roma
Thu, Jun 17
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Thu, Jun 17
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw
Fri, Jun 18
Nijmegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Fri, Jun 18
Nijmegen
Concertgebouw De Vereeniging
Sun, Jun 20
Groningen
De Oosterpoort
Sun, Jun 20
Groningen
De Oosterpoort
Mon, Jun 21
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Mon, Jun 21
Utrecht
TivoliVredenburg
Wed, Jun 23
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Wed, Jun 23
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
Thu, Jun 24
Brussels
Cirque Royale - Koninklijk Circus
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