On Tuesday (Valentines Day) the quartet got together to play some tunes and one we tried was "Speak Low," a ballad by the German Kurt Weill who fortunately came to the US to escape Nazi persecution. Well known for his operas, he also composed such standards as "Mack The Knife" and "The Threepenny Opera." "Speak Low" deals with the transient nature of love.

Lyrics by Ogden Nash: (1943)

Speak low when you speak, love
Our summer day withers away too soon, too soon / Speak low when you speak, love
Our moment is swift, like ships adrift, we're swept apart, too soon. 


Geno Haffner, piano
Don Fishel, flute
Doug Frame, drums
Wayne Renardson, fretless bass

Six String Jazz - Speak Low.mp3


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