Alone Together is a song composed by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz and introduced in the Broadway musical Flying Colors in 1932. Artie Shaw was the first jazz musician to record it in 1939, since then the tune has been recorded by so many performers giving it their personal touch, and turning it into a very clear personal explanation.
It’s great to listen the same theme played by so many and diverse musicians – the interpretation demands and reveals his/her voice, the tone, sensibility and subtlety – everything goes there, there’s no place for illusion.
Carlo Muscat, saxophone, and Joe Debono, piano, follow and accomplish all these prerogatives. A great interplay and wondrous melodic invention in this duet collaboration on this dark romantic ballad, so very slow-moving yet so sophisticated.