Boz Scaggs 'Speaks Low' With Jazz Standards


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  • "She Was Too Good to Me" (Rogers & Hart)
  • "Save Your Love for Me" (Buddy Johnson)
  • "Dindi" (de Oliveira, Gilbert, Jobim)
  • "This Time the Dream's on Me" (Arlen, Mercer)
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For Speak Low, blue-eyed-soul legend Boz Scaggs had a sound in mind long before recording his interpretation of jazz standards. But the concept was blurry until he pinpointed the instrumentation: a combination of strings, horns and vibes.

Some of the silky-smooth covers include "Save Your Love for Me" and "She Was Good to Me," which Scaggs performs in a session with host David Dye. He also shares the motivations behind the selections.

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