Bill Murray Will Embark on 'New Worlds' This Summer with a Debut Album

Bill Murray Announces His Debut Album 'New Worlds'

The comedy legend is set to release his musical passion project this summer

After a chance encounter with cellist Jan Vogler on a cross-pond flight, Bill Murray realized his late life calling: music.

Not that it was a revelation to anyone but the comedic legend; Murray's been a muse to hip-hop's oddest and most eccentric minds, including RZA and GZA (famously starring alongside the Wu-Tang duo in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee & Cigarettes) as well as, more recently, demanding an encore at a Lupe Fiasco concert, to which the Chicago rapper quickly obliged (two times over.)

Bill Murray Showed Up at a Lupe Fiasco Show and Demanded Two Encores

Now, according to StereogumMurray is slated to release his own debut album, hoping to bring the realms of music and literature that much closer with Vogler as the lead composer. Their album New Worlds is set to arrive this September with performances of the album scheduled for June 4th in Germany, July 20th in Napa and October 16th at NYC's legendary Carnegie Hall with a world tour planned for later this year and next. A precise date on Bill Murray and Jan Vogler's New Worlds has yet to be announced, but you can peep the full tracklist below.

New Worlds Tracklist:

Johann Sebastian Bach — “Prelude” from “Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007″

Walt Whitman From “Song of the Open Road” and “Song of Myself”

Stephen Foster “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”

Ernest Hemingway “With Pascin at the Dome” from A Moveable Feast

Astor Piazzola — “La Muerte del Angel”

George Gershwin “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy & Bess

Astor Piazzolla — “Oblivion”

James Fenimore Cooper from The Deerslayer

Maurice Ravel “Blues” from “Sonata for violin and piano No. 2″

James Thurber — “If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox” from Writings And Drawings (The Library of America)

Henry Mancini Arr. Grafe 5 “Moon River”

Mark Twain from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (excerpt)

Leonard Bernstein Arr. Stephen Buck “Somewhere,” “I Feel Pretty” and “America” from West Side Story