Actor and comedian Bill Murray played his first ever gig as a musician over the weekend and he included a Van Morrison song in his performance.
Murray is releasing a classical album in September entitled New Worlds on which the deadpan actor will perform literary readings over chamber music from a trio led by cellist Jan Vogler, who has previously worked with the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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In Dresden, Germany, on Sunday night, Murray and the trio performed tracks from the album and he also delivered a cover of Morrison’s When Will I Ever Learn To Live In God? from the 1989 album Avalon Sunset
Murray will promote New Worlds with a US tour beginning in July. On the album he will recite lyrics from songs by Gershwin, Mancini, and Bernstein, as well as readings of classic American poetry and prose including work by James Thurber and Ernest Hemingway.
Murray recently teamed-up with Late Night With David Letterman musical director Paul Shaffer to release Happy Street for Record Store Day in April.
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