(tt) Ever since Sheldon introduced me to the work of the late Alec Wilder (I still haven't read his "American Popular Song" classic history) via the excellent compilation show, "Clues to a Life", starring Christine Andreas at the Vineyard Theatre in the 80's, I have loved his work. Yesterday I went to the 27th Annual Concert of some of his compositions at Christ and St Stephen's on W69th
The special guest was the 91 year old Joe Wilder (no relation but a dear friend and colleague)
Song selections by the vocal group The Salvatones yielded a beautiful Mercer/Wider song "If Someday Ever Comes Again" and "Ellen". Stunning harmonies and tingling skin.
There were two sections of classical compositions played by John Roberts on piano and a Sonata for bassoon and piano with Carl Rath and Jeongwon Ham.
And finally his popular songs were rendered by the splendid husband and wife team, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano with magic guitarist, Gene Bertoncini
"Where is the One" " I See it Now" and my all time favourite, "Blackberry Winter" were included in this set and we all sang along with his signature hit, "I'll Be Around"
If you want to hear some of Alec Wilder's stuff go to this site.
its way to Texas to the hospital and I will have it back when I return from....Kentucky!!!!