Lately I've been in a mood to sing vintage romantic standards in a very straight up way. Some day I want to do a version of this song inspired by Anita O'Day
. This ain't it. You can still feel free to dance, though! [more inside]
I'm jumping back into music with both feet right now, so here's another rehearsal recording for your listening pleasure. This sweet tune
was introduced by Nat King Cole back in 1952. You young whippersnappers probably remember it from elsewhere
though. Sigh. [more inside]
Another excerpt of a previous too long post. Tired of playing over improvised and random changes, I brought the Ellington tune to Olivier. I played the rhythm track, he played the melody, then I managed to play a solo. Hope you like it.
My favorite jazz standard, done as a solo acoustic guitar piece. Apologies for the audio clipping at 2:02.
(For some reason, the MeFi audio preview is playing it in a lower key and slightly slower; I'm not sure how to fix this, so I'll leave it as is.)