In the Wee Small Hours

SSC1647 2022-01-28

Track List

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - 3:53
Memories of You - 4:27
How Deep Is the Ocean - 3:48
How Long Has This Been Going On - 6:50
Put On a Happy Face - 4:02
Time Remembered - 5:11
I'll Be Seeing You - 6:37
Alone Together - 4:50
How Deep Is the Ocean (alternate) - 4:02
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (alternate) - 3:57
Memories of You (alternate) - 4:42
Piccola Musica Nocturna - 3:54


Carlos Franzetti - piano
David Finck - bass
Billy Drummond - drums
Allison Brewster Franzetti - celesta
City of Prague Orchestra - Orchestra

The world at large has experienced a life altering event throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of which have touched nearly everyone in some way. There hasn’t been as far-reaching an event since the Second World War in terms of emotional impact on the population. Carlos Franzetti has turned to the optimistic torch songs of the 1940s and 1950s to bring listeners out of their pandemic induced gloom on his new recording, In The Wee Small Hours. // The great Argentine-American pianist, composer, and arranger experienced the full brunt of COVID-19’s destructive energies during the pandemic. Franzetti contracted the COVID virus. One of the effects of his infection was a loss of coordination, leading to several falls. When he couldn’t remember the changes to “All the Things You Are”, he knew something was wrong. CAT scans showed a subdural hematoma. Three brain surgeries and months of physical rehabilitation brought Franzetti’s coordination back. He also saw firsthand what the solitude of quarantine meant, as he wasn’t allowed to see anybody, including his wife, for 10 days while he recovered in the hospital. // Once he was able, Franzetti felt motivated to not only prove his musical chops were still there, but he also wanted to make music emblematic of the struggles that people had gone through during this unforgettable time. Franzetti brought longtime collaborator, bassist David Finck, and the excellent drummer Billy Drummond in for a recording session at 360 Sound Studio in Orange, New Jersey in late May 2021.