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It's so nice to listen to Boz Scaggs once again and revisit his striking vocal artistry having been one of my favorite singers in the Seventies. He's not only a great singer, he plays incredible guitar too and not to mention he writes songs as well. I love some of his songs like "Heart of Mine," "Look What You've Done To Me" and "We're All Alone." I'm so glad that he came up with this wonderful album of self-chosen standards with fresh arrangements and totally enchanting interpretations. The chart arrangements by a gifted pianist/arranger, Gil Goldstein, are nothing short of splendid. According to the Grammy-winning-singer-songwriter-guitarist, "Gil has an expression on the piano like Bill Evans - a light touch that suspends notes at a time or in deft clusters like stars in the night sky." This is probably the highest compliment ever given to him. Some of the most remarkable recordings of Chris Botti were also done with the multi-Grammy-winning musician/arranger, Gil Goldstein.
This album is a beautiful collaboration between Boz Scaggs (vocals/guitar), Gil Goldstein (arranger/piano/accordion/Rhodes/Wurlitzer) and a crew of skilled musicians such as Mike Mainieri (vibes/marimba), Alex Acuna (drums/percussion), Bob Sheppard (sax), Joyce Hammann (violin/concertmaster), Laura Seaton (violin), Scott Colley (bass), Lawrence Feldman (flute), among many others.Read more ›
Not a filler nor throwaway cut on this release, each is a genuine treasure. It's all-but guaranteed that you'll start on the first track and listen to the end. Then begin the process once more. You cannot get fatigued. I flew coast-to-coast last week, listening to this CD through noise-canceling headphones non-stop.
The texture of Mr. Scaggs's voice, his immaculate phrasing, the superb band, and the spellbinding song selection proves something: Perfection is why we listen to music.
Buy this today and enjoy it the rest of your life!
And to Mr. Rodgers of NY: I didn't realize that a musical (The Nervous Set) about the beat generation in post-WW2 east St. Louis had anything to do with gay people----your conclusion of "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" is way, waaaay off. In the context of the musical, the song is a reflection of the narrative: post-war men trying to find meaning and direction and drowning their sorrows and could-have-been's in a bar. It's poignancy is universal, and many people, not just gays, identify with its themes.
there are no words to say how wonderful it was and how he sounded :) it was a small intimate jazz club in oklahoma and with that atmosphere it was if he were singing just for you. several of the musicians with him were also with him during the recording of this soundtrack. miss monet was also with him...how great is her voice???
the tickets were very expensive but i do not regret it one bit. i've never been much of jazz fan but i was willing to try anything by boz. believe me...it will not disappoint you.
he just gets better with age. if you have not already purchased this, PLEASE DO. you will not regret it. and if you have a chance to see him on this tour....run and buy those tickets. boz sounds better than he ever has. he just gets better with age :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We are Boz Scaggs fans, and happened to stumble across this CD where I was intrigued because of its title. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Bad Dolphin
I love everything about this album from Boz's deep rasp to the incredible woodwind writing to Bob Sheppard's amazing saxophone. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Barry Caudill
i love it ,it has the tunes i wanted to hear,but with slow jazzes tempo.
it's just great. SENZA FINE, was a surprise..just geat.
Boz Scaggs is one of my ll-time favorites. I do find, as with other artists' cds that I have to listen several times to really get the songs. this one is not a disappointment. Read morePublished 4 months ago by "Ali"
This is a gem of an album. I am an Esthetician and I can plan this in the background while I am giving a facial. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Maria C Gazzano
BOZZZZZZ - Awwwwww... c'mon man! 2003 since "But Beautiful"... (which was just soooooooo beautiful)...! Read morePublished 6 months ago by howshermun
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|Boz Scagg's "Speak Low"||
I have been familiar with Boz Scaggs for a very long time. And yes I remember "The Dirty Lowdown" too. This is a very well put together album. Soothing and introspective... the cut `Ballad of the Sad Young Men' is beautiful. And the cover of the Antonio Carlos Jobim song Dindi is... Read More
May 8, 2009 by Jessie James Jones III | See all 2 posts
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I heard him in concert last nite and I have been looking for this song also. It must be out there somewhere?
Someone please let us know where.
May 16, 2015 by Larry in Glen Ivy | See all 5 posts