Louisville Orchestra musicians to perform on “The Tonight Show”

Posted on: October 21, 2019

“We’ve got a really good reason why you want to stay up late Monday night for ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon,’ ” writes Kirby Adams in Thursday’s (10/17) Louisville Courier Journal (KY). “The talk show host has invited Louisville’s own Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame and members of the Louisville Orchestra, led by its musical director and conductor Teddy Abrams, to perform live on his show, which airs at 11:30 p.m. on NBC…. [Abrams and James] began working on the musical project in early 2017 when James provided Abrams with acoustic demos for a new batch of thematically-linked songs. He also picked two songs from his 2016 solo album, ‘Eternally Even,’ and two favorites recorded by Nina Simone, whose deep humanity and spirituality have long been an inspiration.… Their work, ‘The Order of Nature,’ debuted April 6-7 of last year as part of the Louisville Orchestra’s annual Festival of American Music. The second night’s performance was recorded—in one take and became the album, which is set to be released Friday…. Several members of the Louisville Orchestra will be in New York City to join James and Abrams on the Tonight Show.”

Posted October 21, 2019