Night and Day

Night and Day

by Willie Nelson

DVD-A(DVD Audio)


That Willie Nelson loves great American standard tunes is less than news to any of his many fans who’ve charted his career over the last three decades. But the difference between Nelson’s latest release and, say, STARDUST, his bestselling 1978 standards collection, is that NIGHT AND DAY is an all-instrumental recording - - Nelson’s first ever, actually. Here, Nelson’s laconic acoustic guitar playing rather than his laconic voice is featured, and the result is a delight. Nelson’s expressive picking has always been overshadowed by his distinctive vocals, but the two share the same unpretentious, plainspoken charm. As he digs into such classics as "All the Things You Are," "September in the Rain," "Honeysuckle Rose," and "Sweet Georgia Brown," Nelson reveals his jazz roots and his love for Belgian Gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt, whose sound and attack - - if not blinding speed - - he emulates. As an improviser Nelson is more of an inspired melodic embellisher. Still, his enthusiasm and heartfelt execution are as winning as his more familiar vocal fare.

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Release Date: 09/25/2001
Label: Surrounded By
UPC: 0800938100199
catalogNumber: 1001

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