Writers / Artists

Cy Coleman

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Cy Coleman was a musician’s composer, classically trained at piano, composition and orchestration at New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts and NY College of Music.  Cy was being groomed to be the next great conductor.  Instead he turned his passion to jazz and formed the popular Cy Coleman Trio. 

Born Seymour Kaufman on June 14, 1929 in the Bronx, he changed his name at age 16 in time to use it on his first compositions with lyricist Joe A. McCarthy such as “Why Try To Change Me Now” (Frank Sinatra), “The Riviera (Tony Bennett)”, and “I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life” (Nat King Cole).  Still performing in jazz clubs and enjoying a successful recording career, Cy began writing with veteran songwriter Carolyn Leigh.  Hits like “Witchcraft”, “The Best Is Yet To Come”, and “Pass Me By” were followed by their successful leap to Broadway musicals with Wildcat starring Lucille Ball (“Hey, Look Me Over”) and then Little Me (“I’ve Got Your Number” and “Real Live Girl”).  In 1966 Cy triumphed again on Broadway with the smash hit Sweet Charity (with the legendary Dorothy Fields) featuring classic songs “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now”. 

Cy’s successes on Broadway continued for over three more decades with the scores for Seesaw, I Love My Wife, On The Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Life.  In 2004 Cy returned to his roots and revived the Cy Coleman Trio, once again wowing audiences with his amazing skill at the piano.  In Cy’s amazing career he took home 3 Tony’s, 2 Grammys, 3 Emmys, an Academy Award nomination and countless honors.  Cy served on the Board of ASCAP for three decades.

Releases

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Broadway Pianorama   BUY
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The Party's on Me   BUY
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The Art of Love OST   BUY
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The Life (1997 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Little Me: The New Broadway Cast Recording (1999 Revival)   BUY
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Little Me (1962 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields
Sweet Charity (1969 Film Soundtrack)   BUY
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City of Angels (1993 Original London Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields
Sweet Charity: A New Musical Comedy (1966 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields
Sweet Charity: 1986 Broadway Cast Revival   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart
I Love My Wife: A Musical (1977 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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On The Twentieth Century (1978 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
Cool Coleman   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields
Sweet Charity (2005 Broadway Revival Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields
Seesaw (1973 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
Piano Witchcraft   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
Playboy's Penthouse (Remastered)   BUY
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Will Rogers Follies (Cast Recording)   BUY
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Wildcat (1960 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart
Barnum (1980 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
Flower Drum Song   BUY
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It Started With a Dream   BUY
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Frank Sinatra
Nothing But The Best   BUY
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Frank Sinatra
Seduction - Sinatra Sings of Love   BUY
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Dianne Reeves
What You Know   BUY
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Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden
Jasmine   BUY
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Tony Bennett & Bill Evans
The Complete Recordings   BUY
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Tony Bennett
Duets An American Classic   BUY
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Michael Buble
The Best Is Yet To Come   BUY
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Ella Fitzgerald
The Best Is Yet To Come   BUY
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Ella Fitzgerald
Love Letters From Ella   BUY
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Tony Bennett
The Essential Tony Bennett   BUY
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Peggy Lee
Big Spender   BUY
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Peggy Lee
Come Rain or Come Shine   BUY
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Frank Sinatra
Witchcraft   BUY
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Rosemary Clooney
The Rules of The Road   BUY
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Nat King Cole
I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life   BUY
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Fiona Apple
Why Try To Change Me Now   BUY
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Missy Higgins
I'm In Love Again   BUY
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Henry Mancini
Playboy's Theme   BUY
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Kermit Ruffins
Hey Look Me Over   BUY
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Blossom Dearie
Doop-doo-de-doop (A Doodlin' Song)   BUY
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Jon Rauhouse Sestet feat. Rachel Flotard
Witchcraft   BUY
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Louis Armstrong
Hey Look Me Over   BUY
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Bing Crosby
Witchcraft   BUY
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Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
Witchcraft   BUY
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Ultra Lounge - Vol. 8
Cocktail Capers   BUY
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Ultra Lounge Vol. 4
Bachelor Pad Royale   BUY
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Ultra Lounge - Vol. 10
A Bachelor In Paris   BUY
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Frank Sinatra
Sinatra: Best of The Best   BUY
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Frank Sinatra Count Basie
The Complete Reprise Recordings   BUY
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Cy Coleman Trio
Comin' Home   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Masters
The Bonebrake Syncopators Play Coleman   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Comden and Green
Cy Coleman - The Will Rogers Follies (1991 Original Broadway Cast)   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
Cy Coleman Trio   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
Why Try To Change Me Now   BUY
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Cy Coleman, Notable Jazz
The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album   BUY
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Elvin Jones
Brother John   BUY
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Oscar Peterson
A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra   BUY
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Chet Baker
Stella By Starlight   BUY
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Cy Coleman
Jamaica A New Musical   BUY
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The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman   BUY
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Harold Harris Trio
At the Playboy Club   BUY
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Andy Bey
Ain't Necessarily So   BUY
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Louis Armstrong
In Pursuit of Happiness   BUY
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Frank Sinatra
Duets 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition   BUY
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Tony Bennett
Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas 1964   BUY
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Frank Sinatra & Count Basie
It Might As Well Be Swing   BUY
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Jesse Belvin
Just Jesse Belvin   BUY
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Jesse Belvin
Mr. Easy   BUY
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Videos

Cy Coleman Tribute Film - Grammy Museum 2009
Cy Coleman - "The Best Is Yet To Come (Nikka Costa)
Cy Coleman - "Why Try To Change Me Now" (Fiona Apple)
Cy Coleman - The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman - EPK
Cy Coleman - The Best Is Yet To Come (Frank Sinatra)
Cy Coleman - The Best Is Yet To Come (Tony Bennett & Diana Krall )
Cy Coleman - Witchcraft
Cy Coleman - Why Try To Change Me Now
Cy Coleman - Witchcraft (Frank Sinatra)
Cy Coleman – I Walk A Little Faster (Fiona Apple)

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