September Songs: The Music of Wilder, Weill and Warren

September Songs: The Music of Wilder, Weill and Warren

by Wesla Whitfield

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Overview

September Songs: The Music of Wilder, Weill and Warren

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2003
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375711429
catalogNumber: 757114
Rank: 154892

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

Kurt Weill   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Ogden Nash   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer,Remixing
Ira Gershwin   Composer
M. Gordon   Composer
Michael Greensill   Arranger,Orchestration
Leslie Ann Jones   Engineer,Remixing
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes,Annotation
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Judith Sherman   Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
M. Anderson   Composer

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