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CDCoverWarm Heart, Cool Hands, a Tribute To My Friend.
Harry Sukman music, arranged by Vincent Falcone, performed by the Vincent Falcone Trio, produced by Susan Sukman McCray.

Own the easy listening/jazz CD of Harry Sukman music arranged and performed by Vincent Falcone. This tribute CD receives praise from all who hear it and is an essential addition to the collection of any music collector.

$16.00 at CDbaby.com

 

HarrysPianoHarry's Piano
by Susan Sukman McCray

A true story based on the early life of Academy Award winning composer and concert pianist Harry Sukman. He worked hard at what he loved the most and never gave up on a dream that came true.

Written for young children, this book is inspirational for everyone, and contains a one-of-a-kind CD with two pieces performed by Harry Sukman.

$18.95 at HarrysPiano.com

 

Warm Heart, Cool Hands - Sukman Gold
by Penny McQueen

If you're a part of that broad demographic spectrum tagged as Baby Boomer, the music of Harry Sukman is as closely interwoven into the background of your life as Saturday morning cartoons, Sky King, and Spin and Marty. He scored everything you watched - movies and TV shows - so deftly that the music defined the characters and plotlines in a way that went beyond today's gritty realism and into emotional resonance. If you don't know Harry Sukman music, you should.

This tribute album, produced by his daughter, Susan Sukman McCray, takes his genius and funnels it through the hands of legendary jazz pianist and conductor Vincent Falcone. The result is Sukman gold, crafted into new arrangements by a master artist. Vincent Falcone is legendary in the music world, not only for his work with Sinatra but for his own career as well as tours with such artists as Tony Bennett, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Jack Jones, and Andy Williams. This CD demonstrates why he's so well thought of, as his talent shines through in every track.

Blue's Theme was originally a character theme from the classic series High Chaparral, a melancholy, wistful melody that spoke heartbreakingly of those years when we are poised between child and adult, and the world is too unfair to be withstood. Falcone transforms it into a dancing delight, an exuberant, teenaged triumph of spirit, but lurking underneath you can still hear the young anguish. It's quite a feat.

Susan was written for Sukman's daughter's wedding, and you can hear the pride and love of a father for his only child in the notes. Gold Wedding Band , originally recorded by Peggy Lee, is heartbreakingly beautiful in Falcone's version.

This CD contains an amazing collaboration between two geniuses in the music world. Any one of the tracks is worth the price of the entire CD, as they're all classics.

 
 
 

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Warm Heart, Cool Hands

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Harry's Piano

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Susan talks about her book, Harry's Piano, which is about the young life of her father, composer Harry Sukman.

Reviews for
Harry's Piano

Little did anyone know when five-year-old Harry asked to take piano lessons, where it would lead. Harry's Piano is the charming tale of the young life of Academy Award-winning composer, Harry Sukman, written by his daughter, Susan Sukman McCray.
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Today I have the honor of connecting you with a talented woman who I have gotten to know over the past several months.
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Reviews for
Warm Heart,
Cool Hands

After listening to this lovely treasure chest, my heart is warm and overflowing with emotion. How wonderful. Thank you.
~ Patty Weidling


Splendid tribute...captivating arrangement

~Jan Pippins