National arts reporter Geoff Edgers interviewed composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach during a Sept. 18 Instagram Live.
The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit – stripped-down sets, an intimate setting – just a different space. Burt Bacharach is a legend in the world of popular music.
Burt and Daniel were special guests on Episode 168 of the “Sodajerker On Songwriting” podcast. Click the link below to hear the interview.
The legendary Burt Bacharach and his brilliant co-writer Daniel Tashian drop in for a conversation about their stunning new EP, Blue Umbrella, and life as songwriters in the middle of a pandemic. The pair explain how they’ve continued their collaboration remotely between Los Angeles and Nashville, and how they’ve drawn on Burt’s vast experience as an arranger to bring the songs to life.
The day before the release of their new collaborative EP of original songs, Blue Umbrella, the GRAMMY Museum hosted a live online conversation with Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian. The discussion was moderated by Scott Goldman and took place on July 30th for fans to tune in and watch live from home via Zoom.
The day before the release of their new collaborative EP of original songs, Blue Umbrella, the GRAMMY Museum hosted a live online conversation with Burt Bach…
Over the course of six decades of songwriting, Burt Bacharach has teamed with an impressive cadre of collaborators — most notably Hal David but also ex-wife Carole Bayer Sager and Elvis Costello, among others. Now he’s added another to the mix.
Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian will be the focus of a digital program on the Grammy Museum’s website on Wednesday (Aug. 5). The two musicians have been working together on projects, including a five-song EP, Blue Umbrella, being released today (July 31).
Today, Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian release their a 5-song EP “Blue Umbrella.” Recorded in Nashville, Blue Umbrella features Tashian, the writer/producer behind Kacey Musgraves’ Grammy-winning Golden Hour, on vocals and Burt on piano backed by some of the city’s finest musicians (Dennis Crouch, Fred Eltringham, Tom Bukovac, Jim Hoke). Check it out below!
Listen to Blue Umbrella on Spotify. Burt Bacharach · Single · 2020 · 5 songs.
Like many current pop records that take their cues from the past, the new EP Blue Umbrella skirts pop’s eternal content problem by concentrating on style. In this case, it’s a great style, and the content comes along with it.
Burt Bacharach has been working on an ending. Not that he’s ready to call it quits on a career that began in the 1950s. Instead, the acclaimed composer is enjoying a burst of creativity at age 92, thanks to his new collaboration with Nashville singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian.
Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian Discuss Their Classic-Pop Partnership and Premiere a New Song (Listen)
For Burt Bacharach, what it’s all about is continuing to write and record music. Not many pop legends in their 90s are releasing new music this year instead of fondly gazing at their trophy shelves, but Bacharach, one of the most celebrated songwriters in pop history, has found a new partner and muse in Daniel Tashian, the Nashville-based singer, songwriter and producer.