Jazz Music

Swerve Trio, live, 2015, ‘Willow weep for me’

Here, from January 2015, is a live version of the 1932 ballad written by by Ann Ronell, ‘Willow weep or me’. I’ve always loved the song via Billie Holiday, and wanted to include it in the Swerve setlist. The bassline-cum-arrangement I’d come up with years ago (I mean c. 1986 or so), when I played a duet gig with my dad in Norwich—baritone sax and double bass—in an art gallery, and he pulled this number up. It sounded great with the bari, and the line stayed in my head over the decades until Swerve, where I hoped it would work with the soprano.