The Many Open Minds of Roger Kellaway

(feat. Bruce Forman & Dan Lutz)

There’s nobody quite like Roger Kellaway. In a career that has stretched over the last  60 years, while performing with many of the legendary jazz musicians of his time he has  also written memorable film and television scores, composed classical works for major  symphony orchestras, inspired what came to be known as “new age” music, and  provided essential accompaniment and musical direction for iconic figures of American  popular music like Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Van  Morrison and Joni Mitchell. While Kellaway’s soundtrack for the Streisand film “A Star is  Born” received an Oscar nomination, and his compositions have been performed at  Carnegie Hall and elsewhere by the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles
Philharmonic, and National Symphony orchestras, he still may be most widely  recognized for the closing theme (“Remembering You”) of the 1970s mega-hit TV  series, All in The Family.

Kellaway chose to celebrate his 80th birthday in November at New York’s Birdland,  historically known as the “Jazz Corner of the World,” to engage his abiding passion for  straight-ahead, uncompromising and above-all-else swinging jazz, performing with a  "drummerless" trio in the tradition of Art Tatum, Nat Cole, and Oscar Peterson. The  celebration marks the return of one of the very few remaining figures from the “golden  age” of modern jazz to the iconic jazz club where he first performed almost 60 years  ago. IPO Recordings is recognizing the event with a new album aptly titled “The Many  Open Minds of Roger Kellaway.”