Jazz, Pop, Spirituals and the Blues

Quiet Please

$ 14.99

This heartfelt song collection is a purely American phenomenon - supremely gifted musicians that can't be categorized or quantified: Stevie Wonder meets Leonard Bernstein; Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and the Gershwins rubbing shoulders across the years with Richard Rodgers, Adam Guettel, and Harold Arlen; songs from the Great American Songbook, musicals, Hollywood films, and opera. And all performed with exquisite style, poetry and nuance by vocalist Darius de Haas, and pianist Steven Blier. Blier, one of today's leading advocates for American song, describes working with Darius de Haas as like "backing up a moody tenor sax...hypnotizing me with his voice." It's the hypnotic intensity of these recordings that implore us to turn to one another, asking for Quiet Please, as we enter a world of soaring melody and extraordinary emotional depth.



“This is an absolutely delightful disc—a collection of American songs and ballads, beautifully sung and lovingly accompanied by one of our finest collaborative pianists.” - Fanfare


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Darius De Haas, Steven Blier

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most; (Tommy Wolf, Fran Landesman)
They All Laughed (George and Ira Gershwin)
If It's Magic (Stevie Wonder)
I?ve Got a Crush On You (George and Ira Gershwin)
Mr. Paganini (Sam Coslow)
Someone to Watch Over Me (George and Ira Gershwin)
There's a Boat That?s Leaving Soon for New York (George and Ira Gershwin, duBose Heyward)
Good Morning Heartache (Irene Higgenbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher)
Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg, Billy Rose)
Some Other Time (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green)
In a Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Manny Kurtz)
Glad to Be Unhappy (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
Love for Sale (Cole Porter)
Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish)
I Have Dreamed (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein)
Hero and Leander (Adam Guettel)
Migratory V (Adam Guettel)