Friday, March 12, 2010

Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron - Left Alone Revisited - A Tribute To Billie Holiday

A Tribute to Billie Holiday

Two “legends” of modern jazz meet for the first time in duo to pay homage to Billie Holiday!
“When Billie Died I found it very painful to play any tune associated with her. Always they would invoke unhappy and sad moments from our musical collaboration.
But now, for the first time with Archie, or maybe because of Archie, selecting the material and performing the songs became for me a joyous time in which I recalled many happy and positive moments togther with Billie.
Also re-establishing contact with Archie Shepp, who is one of the truly great saxophonists of our time, made the creation of this album a fantastically uplifting experience for me”.

1 Easy Living
2 Nice Work if you can get it
3 Everything Happens to me
4 Left Alone
5 When your Lover Has Gone
6 I Only Have Eyes For You
7 Blues For 52nd Street
8 Porgy
9 Lady Sings The Blues
10 Left Alone (spoken Lyrics)

Archie Shepp - Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Vocals

Mal Waldron - Spoken Word, Piano


No comments: