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NY Yankee Bernie Williams Sets Album Release


04/01/2009
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(PR) Critically acclaimed guitarist/songwriter and famed NY Yankees star Bernie Williams has signed a recording contract with Reform Records for his sophomore album Moving Forward set for release on April 14.

The Puerto Rico native and five-time All Star is a classically-trained musician who developed his love for playing guitar alongside baseball, while listening to salsa, merengue and 80's rock. Moving Forward embraces those early influences, while also reflecting a unique mixture of classical and jazz guitar topped-off with additional Latin rhythms. In conjunction with the album's release, Williams will give an April 18 concert (featuring very special guest artists) at New York's Nokia Theatre Tickets go on sale December 6 at 12 noon via TicketMaster and the Nokia Box Office.

Bernie Williams comments: "I'm thrilled to be recording again and to be a part of the Reform Records family. They share my vision for this album and for my music. Creating my debut album was a great experience, although my primary focus at that point was still baseball. For the past two years, I have been able to fully dedicate my time to music, and I could not be more excited with the results."

Chris Hower, A&R and Head of Label Operations for Reform Records states on behalf of all at Reform: "We are thrilled to have signed Bernie Williams and we are proud to be a part of such a talented musician's career. Bernie's sophomore effort exemplifies his growth as a musician and a songwriter. We look forward to launching this album in a big way."

Moving Forward was produced by Loren Harriet & Bernie Williams. Loren also produced Bernie's debut, The Journey Within.

Track Listing:
1. Moving Forward
2. Ritmo De Otono
3. Songo
4. Addicted To You
5. Just Another Day (feat. Jon Secada)
6. He Reigns
7. Lullaby for Beatriz
8. Go For It (feat. Mike Stern)
9. Que Rico El Mambo
10. African Blues
11. Chillin in the West
12. Take Me Out to the Ballgame
13. Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte (feat. Mike Stern)
14. Glory Days (feat. Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa)



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