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Low Standards

by David Finck

One of today's most versatile and in-demand bassists, and an impressive composer, arranger, and producer, featuring New York jazz stars in a swinging set of songs.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Three and One
4:20 $0.99
2. Brigas Nunca Mais
6:22 $0.99
3. Low Standards
3:39 $0.99
4. The Way He Captured Me
4:58 $0.99
5. How My Heart Sings
5:06 $0.99
6. Loving You
4:11 $0.99
7. Breezin' Along with the Breeze
4:59 $0.99
8. A Time for Love
6:01 $0.99
9. They Say It's Wonderful
2:00 $0.99
10. Pra Dizer Adeus
4:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
From the notes by Jim Gavin:

Whether as a bassist or a producer, David Finck is an artist of exceptional taste, elegance, and heart. His roots are in jazz, but his deep understanding of other styles, notably Brazilian ones, has made him the most versatile man on his instrument. For all his virtuosity, David cares about the song more than anything—the result, perhaps, of having played with so many great singers, from George Michael to Gladys Knight to Rosemary Clooney. His bass sings, and he has made it an instrument of rare expressive powers.
This CD touches on all the chapters of a distinguished career. David’s Brazilian work includes associations with many of that country’s best, such as Ivan Lins, Eliane Elias, and Leny Andrade. On Edu Lobo and Torquato Neto’s “Pra Dizer Adeus” (To Say Goodbye), his rich-toned playing, devoid of frills, tells the story without words. Three of his favorite colleagues—vibraphonist Joe Locke, alto flutist Ali Ryerson, and pianist Gary Versace—join him on Thad Jones’s “Three and One,” which Jones recorded in 1958 with his brothers, Hank and Elvin, and bassist Eddie Jones (not of their family).
Having worked with top Broadway singers, David knows musical theater; here he brings out the pathos of Sondheim’s most emotional late-career song, “Loving You,” from Passion. David’s own “The Way He Captured Me” is a standard-in-waiting. It’s sung here by Alexis Cole, a Manhattan-based singer-pianist he admires greatly. On another original, “Low Standards,” David makes a whimsical singing debut. This could be the theme song of Alfred E. Neuman—“I underachieve and like it that way/With never a thought and nothing to say”—but as sung by a perfectionist like David, it’s truly funny. He’s a complete musician, and in this album he’s given himself the showcase of a lifetime.



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