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September Songs: The Music of Wilder, Weill and Warren

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist Wesla Whitfield continues her series of recordings featuring the work of Great American Songbook composers on High Note with this superb collection of songs by Kurt Weill, Harry Warren, and Alec Wilder. Living up to its title, September Songs: The Music of Wilder, Weill and Warren is a melancholy and elegant mix of classic standards. By no means staid, Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill interpret these songs with exquisite arrangements that reference traditional jazz styles while still sounding utterly modern. Helping out here are special guests such as the Kronos Quartet, showing up for a plaintive and cinematic take of "Speak Low," and pianist Tommy Flanagan, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist Wesla Whitfield continues her series of recordings featuring the work of Great American Songbook composers on High Note with this superb collection of songs by Kurt Weill, Harry Warren, and Alec Wilder. Living up to its title, September Songs: The Music of Wilder, Weill and Warren is a melancholy and elegant mix of classic standards. By no means staid, Whitfield and pianist Mike Greensill interpret these songs with exquisite arrangements that reference traditional jazz styles while still sounding utterly modern. Helping out here are special guests such as the Kronos Quartet, showing up for a plaintive and cinematic take of "Speak Low," and pianist Tommy Flanagan, adding his tasteful sound to "Moon and Sand." Truly though, it is Whitfield's masterful phrasing and crystal tone that make this essential listening for vocal jazz fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375711429
  • Catalog Number: 757114
  • Sales rank: 158,498

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 September Song (5:28)
  2. 2 Speak Low - Kronos Quartet (4:13)
  3. 3 Medley: I Only Have Eyes for You/Jeepers Creepers - Kronos Quartet (5:05)
  4. 4 A Child Is Born (3:48)
  5. 5 Lovers and Losers - Tommy Flanagan Trio (2:39)
  6. 6 I Know Why and So Do You (5:01)
  7. 7 I Had the Craziest Dream (4:29)
  8. 8 It Never Was You (2:56)
  9. 9 September in the Rain (6:02)
  10. 10 My Ship - Kronos Quartet (4:58)
  11. 11 I Wish I Knew (4:31)
  12. 12 Lost in the Stars (2:44)
  13. 13 Here I'll Stay (3:11)
  14. 14 Moon and Sand - Tommy Flanagan Trio (6:35)
  15. 15 While We're Young - Tommy Flanagan Trio (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wesla Whitfield Primary Artist, Vocals
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Gary Foster Reeds, Woodwind
Michael Moore Bass
Hank Dutt Viola
Michael Greensill Piano
David Harrington Violin
Vince Lateano Drums
John Sherba Violin
Peter Washington Bass
John Wiitala Bass
Jennifer Culp Cello
Technical Credits
Phil Edwards Engineer, Remixing
Michael Greensill Arranger, Orchestration
Leslie Ann Jones Engineer, Remixing
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes, Annotation
Judith Sherman Producer
A.M. Brunner Composer
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