In a Sentimental Mood is a famous jazz standard composed and recorded by Duke Ellington in 1935. In this lesson, you will learn the melody of In a Sentimental Mood and a solo over its chord changes (with some Emily Remler vocabulary mixed in).
The original recording and many other recorded versions are in F major, with a bridge going to Db major. Duke Ellington’s version with John Coltrane is in Db major.
- Django Reinhardt – Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France, avec Stéphane Grappelli (1937)
- Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet (1953)
- Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957) w Barney Kessel on guitar
- Duke Ellington & John Coltrane – Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963)
- Emily Remler – Firefly (1981)
- Michel Petrucciani – Power of Three (1987) w Jim Hall on guitar
- Larry Coryell – Inner Urge (2001)
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