Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise

Michael Brecker

Schloss Salzau, Germany, 2003

Michael Brecker performs “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise” at the 2003 Jazz Baltica festival at Schloss Salzau, Germany.

The tune was written by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein for the 1928 operetta The New Moon. Now a jazz standard, the song has been performed and recorded by Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and others.

Personnel:

Michael Brecker, tenor sax
Ulf Wakenius, guitar
Christian McBride, bass
Benny Green, piano
Alvin Queen, drums