Speakin' Lowly

Speakin' Lowly

by Lee KonitzLee Konitz


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During his journeys to Europe in the 1990s, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz made a number of recordings for Philology with some of the continent's best musicians; this duo date with pianist Renato Sellani is no exception. All of the standards within this CD have appeared countless times on various jazz CDs and LPs, yet every take produces something very fresh. With a play list suggested by producer Paolo Piangiarelli, the emphasis is on ballads played at a leisurely tempo, which works very well on lush tunes like "Laura" but is a bit more unusual for jazz musicians playing warhorses like "Cherokee" and "Yesterdays," which are more commonly heard at breakneck speeds. As a result, the lyricism of these two fine players comes through quite well. Highly recommended!

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2013
Label: Philology Import
UPC: 8013284000712
catalogNumber: 8400071
Rank: 166885


  1. Laura
  2. Speak Low
  3. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  4. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  5. Night and Day
  6. Cherokee
  7. Autumn Leaves
  8. My Funny Valentine
  9. Yesterdays

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Konitz   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Giancarlo Barigozzi   Engineer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paolo Piangiarelli   Producer,Liner Notes
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Luigi Simboli   Graphic Design

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