Harry Connick Jr has recorded a new album with pal and jazz great WINTON MARSALIS in just a weekend.

The pair plan to release OCCASION in June (05) via saxophonist Marsalis' label MARSALIS MUSIC.

Meanwhile, Connick Jr is producing a new Christmas-themed animated special, called THE HAPPY ELF. The title is taken from a tune on the crooner's hit 2003 seasonal album HARRY FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Connick Jr has penned three new songs and written the score for the special, which will feature the voices of Mickey Rooney and former TAXI star Carol Kane.

10/05/2005 21:21