Charlie Haden & Hank Jones: Steal Away

As a jazz performance, this cut will have its detractors. These two giants simply play this Negro spiritual straight up. While I sense little improvisation in this reading, the reverence Haden and Jones display for this plaintive tune draws this listener in. Legend and some historical research claim the piece to have been written by Nat Turner himself, which brings even more weight to its somber tone.

October 25, 2007 · 0 comments


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