When Dale Bruning and I, Jude Hibler, formed our partnership in 1995, we wanted to record Dale as leader on our label, publish his books, and produce and perform The Timeless Music of Great Composer Concerts. Since I am a writer by profession, I suggested that I be part of the presentations by researching and writing out scripts about the composers we chose and the song selections that Dale made. He wrote his own arrangements for those songs, chose the musicians, and then we performed our concerts at various venues.
On this recording, we are joined by Michael Moore, Rich Chiaraluce, and Paul Romaine.
The first time we recorded one of our programs was at a fund-raiser for Boulder Community Hospital. We were in a private home with about 100 people in attendance. The first of two shows was the music of Harold Arlen, which you will hear on this CD. You will also hear my narration about Arlen and about the 6 songs recorded. Songs like Over the Rainbow, Come Rain or Come Shine, and Ill Wind are among those.