HighNote CD 7114
September Songs- The Music of Wilder, Weill & Warren
Any record by Wesla Whitfield is cause for rejoicing. This time out, however, is a special treat indeed, for this is without a doubt Wesla's most ambitious undertaking to date. Under the musical direction of Mike Greensill, Wesla is joined by the great Tommy Flanagan, reedman Gary Foster, their old friend Michael Moore on bass and the inventive and immensely popular Kronos Quartet for a program of music and songs by Harry Warren, Alec Wilder and the most classically-oriented of songsmiths, Kurt Weill. Once again Wesla and Mike explore the crevices between the hits and the chestnuts and have come up with an exciting program that mixes rarely-heard gems with some material that has, rightfully so, entered the pantheon of great American songs.
Wesla Whitfield- vocals; With The Mike Greensill Trio; Tommy Flanagan; Gary Foster; Kronos Quartet; Michael Moore.
Tracks: : September Song; Speak Low; I Only Have Eyes For You; Jeepers Creepers; A Child Is Born; Lovers and Losers; I Know Why and So Do You; I Had the Craziest Dream; It Never Was You; September in the Rain; My Ship; I Wish I Knew; Lost in the Stars; Here I'll Stay; Moon and Sand; While We're Young.
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