“If my dad’s spirit is still out there dancing in the high blue,
I know he is–as he used to say–’digging it the most.’”
- Amy-Jo Albany on the Low Down soundtrack
(Image via Discogs)
First came the man himself, Joe Albany, a supremely talented and underrated jazz pianist who lived an extraordinary life full of highs and lows. Then came Low Down, a brilliantly written memoir by Albany’s beloved daughter, Amy-Jo. The memoir sparked the acclaimed biopic of the same name, starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning and Flea. And now, we step in to present the film’s original soundtrack.
With this release we aim to pay tribute to Joe Albany’s avant-garde, quick-tempo, bebop jazz and to take a moment to give jazz itself our full attention. With Albany’s own compositions as well as tracks by jazz greats such as Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Thelonious Monk, this is a compilation that both jazz lovers and jazz neophytes will dig the most.
Now available for preorder on either olive green or black wax. Available for purchaseAugust 7th.
“This is the sound that gives me the energy to go out into the world and try to shine a light. As a child, this is the music I listened to that blew my mind; it let me know that all things were possible.If human beings were capable of doing this, then anything could happen.” – Flea, co-star and executive producer of Low Down
Check out what is perhaps the most intimate track from the album, Albany playing ‘Everybody Knew But Me’: