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When Lights Are Low

Label: PM Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: When Lights Are Low; Skylark; Cry Me a River; Estate; When Sunny Gets Blue; Crazy She Calls Me; Darn That Dream; Harlem Nocturne; Manhattan; Mood Indigo; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Stairway to the Stars; When Lights Are Low (reprise).


Kenny Kotwitz & the L.A. Jazz Quintet: When Lights Are Low

Read "When Lights Are Low" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Imagine the following conversation: “Hi, my name is Kenny Kotwitz. I'm an accordionist and I want to record a centennial tribute to Art van Damme. Would you care to join me?" Okay, it probably didn't go down quite like that but the premise, in these days of rap, heavy metal, acid rock, new wave, bubblegum pop, ...

When Lights are Low

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: It's You or No One; Don't Explain; When Lights are Low; Big Lie, Small World; Why Did I Choose You?; I Wish I Were in Love Again; Kisses (Cantor Da Noite; Forward, Like So; The Telephone Song; The Bed I Made; Enchantment (Firm Roots).


Denise Donatelli: When Lights are Low

Read "When Lights are Low" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Commanding a soothing, lush voice capable of tenderizing the lyrics of any song, Denise Donatelli does a wonderful job on When Light are Low, a collaboration with friend and musical director Geoffrey Keezer. The album has received two Grammy nominations, one of which is for “Best Vocal Jazz Album," leaving no doubt that this is indeed ...


Denise Donatelli: When Lights are Low

Read "When Lights are Low" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

A recent news photo depicted pop singer, Lady Gaga, accepting an MTV Video Music Award bedecked in a gown of raw meat. While reactions to that stunt went to understandable extremes--condone as art or revolt as déclassé--it's easy to wonder what women jazz vocalists might have thought of it. Based upon the marvelously entertaining and stylistically ...


When Lights are Low

Featuring the music of Benny Carter
Duration: 7:16

Benny Carter in Copenhagen From a club concert in Copenhagen in 1985 we see a jam with Benny Carter alto sax, Red Norvo on vibes and Ed Thigpan 0n drums. On piano is Horace Parlan and the bassist is Jesper Lundgaard Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 -- July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognised as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. Red Norvo (31 March 1908- 6 April 1999) was one of jazz's early vibraphonists. He helped establish the xylophone and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments. Norvo's career began in Chicago with a band called "The Collegians", in 1925. He played with many other bands, including an all-marimba band on the vaudeville circuit, and the bands of Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, and Woody Herman. Norvo recorded with Mildred Bailey (his wife), Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, among others. Together, Red and Mildred were known as "Mr. and Mrs. Swing." He also appeared in the film Screaming Mimi (1958), playing himself. Born in Pittsburgh, Horace Parlan studied piano from the age of 12 and after suffering from polio developed a strong left-hand technique. He played in Pittsburgh (1952-57) and briefly with Sonny Stitt in Washington, D.C., then performed and recorded with Charles Mingus (1957-59), the Playhouse Four with Booker Ervin, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Griffin and Roland Kirk In 1973 he moved to Copenhagen, where he recorded regularly for Steeplechase with Dexter Gordon . Parlan cites Ahmad Jamal, Bud Powell, and James Miller as having most strongly influenced his style, and emphasizes the importance of his association with Mingus. Jesper Lundgaard Jesper was born in 1954 in the Danish town of Hillerd. He started playing the guitar but at the age of sixteen he changed to the double bass. He became a professional musician at the age of twenty-one. Since 1976 he has performed with most of the top American jazz musicians visiting Denmark, among others Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Dexter Gordon, Pepper Adams, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. He settled down in Copenhagen in 1979 and since then he has appeared on more than 400 albums and been touring and teaching as well. Edmund Leonard (Ed) Thigpen (born December 28, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American jazz drummer. His father Ben played drums with Andy Kirk. Ed's first job with a major orchestra was with Cootie Williams in 1951 and 1952. After working with Dinah Washington, Lennie Tristano, Johnny Hodges, Bud Powell, and Billy Taylor, he replaced guitarist Herb Ellis in the Oscar Peterson Trio in 1959 (Peterson's original Trio, modelled on Nat King Cole's, consisted of piano, guitar, and bass). He stayed with Peterson through 1965. After leaving Peterson, he toured with Ella Fitzgerald from 1967 to 1972, when he settled in Copenhagen. Since then he has taught, performed with a wide range of major artists, and recorded sessions as a leader

When Lights Are Low

Label: Linn Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: My One And Only; I Was A Little Too Lonely; My Mood Is You; World Weary; When Lights Are Low; Fools Fall In Love; I Got A Right to Sing The Blues; Baby Plays Around; The Very Thought of You; What I Was Warned About; Baby;Don't You Quit Me Now; No Love No Nothing; Not Exactly Paris; Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home; I Keep Going Back to Joe's; We'll Be Together Again.


Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low

Read "When Lights Are Low" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

I'm happy to report new activity from one of my favorite jazz vocalists, Claire Martin. Her new album is a duo recording with pianist (and vocalist) Richard Rodney Bennett. Despite the fact that Martin has released ten albums and a compilation since 1992, she still needs an introduction to even so-called jazz vocal enthusiasts. The British ...

When Lights Are Low

Label: Catfish Records (UK)
Released: 2001
Track listing: Blues in B; Till Tom Special; I Found a New Baby; Flying Home; Seven Come Eleven; Air Mail Special; Six Appeal; Wholly Cats; Breakfast Feud; Stardust; Solo Flight; AC-DC Current; Rose Room; Haven


Charlie Christian: When Lights Are Low

Read "When Lights Are Low" reviewed by Al Rearick

For everyone wondering if and when Sony will ever get around to upgrading the CDs of music by legendary guitar-player Charlie Christian, well...I guess we’ll have to keep waiting. In the meantime, though, the good folks at Catfish Records have beaten Sony to the punch with their great-sounding compilation of prime Christian, When Lights Are Low. ...


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