Beschreibung und Texte
Few love songs evoke the bittersweet emotions of a love that once burned bright (but now is receding) better than this classic composed by Kurt Weill. And few artists are as capable of capturing the full range of emotions penned by Ogden Nash as Ms. Ryan does here in her sold out concert at the San Francisco Bay Area's premier Jazz club, Yoshi's. Ms. Ryan's studio version of "Speak Low" (with Cyrus Chestnut and Jeremy Pelt) can be found both on Jackie's double CD "DOOZY" (which charted number one nationwide for 7 weeks on JazzWeek's industry-standard chart) and on the title track of Jackie's EMI's "Speak Low" CD released in Japan. The opening line of "Speak Low" is a (slight mis)quotation from William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", spoken by the character Don Pedro. This plaintive song was first introduced by Mary Martin in the 1943 Broadway musical "One Touch of Venus". Guy Lombardo made it a hit single in1944 with vocals by Billy Leach. And it has since become a jazz standard recorded by vocal artists ranging from Billie Holiday to The Miracles, and instrumentalists such as Bill Evans, Roy Hargrove and Brian Bromberg.
STEVE CAMPOS Flugelhorn, LARRY DUNLAP piano, RUTH DAVIES bass, DESZON CLAIBORNE drums.
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