Richard Dworsky - All in Due Time

Richard Dworsky - All in Due Time


Richard Dworsky offers up a new collection of all original instrumental and vocal tunes . As the pianist / music director of A Prairie Home Companion for the last 23 years, Dworsky is accustomed to jumping from one style to another. On All In Due Time, he delivers a stylistically diverse suite in which he plays piano and collaborates with many of his world class musical friends. There’s a  delightful surprise at every turn, as Dworsky offers his unique take on Bluegrass, 1920s Hot Jazz, Classical, Rag, Blues, Celtic folk, and evocative ballads.  

Guest soloists include Nashville pickin' superstars Jerry Douglas (Dobro), and Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Harmonica wizard, Howard Levy; Minnesota Orchestra’s principal cellist, Anthony Ross, and trumpeter, Charles Lazarus; traditional jazz legends Warren Vaché (cornet), Ken Peplowski (clarinet), and Andy Stein (violin); and Prairie Home fiddler/mandolinist, Richard Kriehn.  Dworsky’s tune, "Goin’ to the Dance With You” has been previously recorded by the great Kristin Chenoweth, but here it’s sung by the wonderful, Tony DeSare (Concord Jazz artist).  The sweet lullaby,  “All the Joys“ is sung by Richard’s talented sister, Sally Dworsky (The Lion King, Prince of Egypt ).  The final song is Dworsky’s setting of the moving Emily Dickinson poem, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain," sung tenderly by Richard’s old friend and collaborator, Al Jarreau (multiple Grammy winning vocalist ).  A few solo piano pieces round out the collection.