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    Invitation, really nice minor tune.

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    When Sunny gets blue.

    "But if they all play like me, then who am I?" (Lester Young)

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    Just like a butterfly caught in the rain


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    Chelsea Bridge

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    I work with a vocalist that does a tune called "Midnight at the Oasis".


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    Last night when we were young

    THough the tune was a hit once (I am not Sinatra's fan but this he made a very good version and Tony Bennett did it too)..

    I actually never heard it... first time I heard it a week or so ago in very beautiful and touching solo guitar version by Joel Fass

    You can check it by this link

    SoundClick artist: Joel Fass - Jazz Guitarist/Composer/Arranger


    There's also Kenny Burrell version on nylon string... it's goo. But I love Joel's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah View Post
    Last night when we were young

    THough the tune was a hit once (I am not Sinatra's fan but this he made a very good version and Tony Bennett did it too)..

    I actually never heard it... first time I heard it a week or so ago in very beautiful and touching solo guitar version by Joel Fass

    You can check it by this link

    SoundClick artist: Joel Fass - Jazz Guitarist/Composer/Arranger


    There's also Kenny Burrell version on nylon string... it's goo. But I love Joel's better.
    Great version by Joel for sure. That's real rubato playing, the likes of which you don't hear enough from guitarists. Rubato, but not completely out of time. Obviously a lot of time spent playing with real musicians.

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    and much less of a "standard" but a tune/performance that stunned me 35 years ago when I first heard it, and still does every time I hear it.

    Ignorance is agony.



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    If every song mentioned was also a vocal standard, I must say I've got a lot of listening to do.

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    "Lujón" (Slow Hot Wind) by Henry Mancini ... just gorgeous!

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    This one do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    This one do?

    Yes, indeed - one of my favorite torch songs . Frank Sinatra nails this one perfectly and you can't go wrong emulating his timing and phrasing if you plan on playing it as an instrumental.

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    When Sunny Gets Blue - Sarah Vaughan

    Lush Life - Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane

    A Stranger In Town - Mel Torme ( the 3rd version he recorded.)

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    I love this tune (and lyric). This was the first standard I learned and I still play (and sing) it. Don't do anything special with it, just love to play it. (Take it a bit more up than Anita O'Day does here, but she gives the lyric its due.)



    Here's Norah Jones playing it with Marian McPartland.

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    I love that one. I associate with a very young Sarah Vaughan with Bird and Diz.


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    I am really digging Nat King Cole's album "Tell Me All About Yourself". Almost every tune on there is a not so well known standard. My favorites are:

    The Best Thing For You (probably the most played tune on the album)
    Crazy, She Calls Me (really beautiful ballad)
    Dedicated To You
    Until The Real Thing Comes Along

    great arrangements, swinging band, and a master singing some great material. What more can you want?

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    Those are some nice tunes. Crazy He Calls Me was covered by Linda Ronstadt on one of her standards albums with Nelson Riddle. If you want to hear standards sung by a great voice, as they were written, that whole series is essential. It's tragic that Linda can no longer sing.

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    The Gypsy
    Night Mist Blues
    This is All I Ask
    Flamingo
    Goodbye
    When the Wind Was Green (On Sinatra's September of my Years)
    A House is Not a Home
    Lucky To Be Me
    Mean To Me
    Look For the Silver Lining
    Love Letters
    Summer Night
    Lulu's Back in Town
    Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
    Gee, Baby Ain't I good to you
    Born to Be Blue
    Lonely Town
    On the Trail
    Love Locked Out
    My Heart Stood Still
    Something to Live For
    Johnny Come Lately
    A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
    Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams
    Down Here On the Ground
    Once Upon a Time
    My Babe


    For openers...

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    Well, two Beatles songs that should have been done by these people:

    Stan Getz "Michelle"

    Tom Waits "For No One"

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    I just heard this song on Facebook. It does not have vocals but it called "Savage". It is by a British Rock Group from the early sixties (I believe it was 1961). Very pre British Invasion sounding. Twangy Strats and matching suits.
    Check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by destinytot View Post
    In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
    Bonus points for playing the verse?
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruthHertz View Post
    And We Were Lovers one of the most lyrical tunes I've known, and the changes are lovely to play over



    I always liked Blue Moon, nice bridge.

    Moon River is one I'll medley that with when I play it.

    If Ever I Would Leave You
    ...

    Those are some tunes I really enjoy playing that I can never call at a jam, but for those who learn them, they're great to play.

    David
    I love all three of those. "If Ever..." is a long form, but fun to play, works well as a medium swing tune.
    - Lawson
    "Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense." - Thornton Wilder, Our Town

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    I rediscovered A World Without Love, originally by Peter and Gordon (actually, a Paul McCartney tune).

    You can even swing it, and it would be in OK taste. Planning to try it on some gig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    I love all three of those. "If Ever..." is a long form, but fun to play, works well as a medium swing tune.
    The Sonny Rollins/Jim Hall version is amazing.

    John

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    yikes, thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    I rediscovered A World Without Love, originally by Peter and Gordon (actually, a Paul McCartney tune).

    You can even swing it, and it would be in OK taste. Planning to try it on some gig...

    Love that tune.
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    The Odd Couple TV Theme, as well as the All In The Family opening theme always works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    Bonus points for playing the verse?
    Ella did the verse on a "live" recording and here, Johnny Hartman does it after 1:14 has passed !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah View Post
    Last night when we were young

    THough the tune was a hit once (I am not Sinatra's fan but this he made a very good version and Tony Bennett did it too)..

    I actually never heard it... first time I heard it a week or so ago in very beautiful and touching solo guitar version by Joel Fass

    You can check it by this link

    SoundClick artist: Joel Fass - Jazz Guitarist/Composer/Arranger


    There's also Kenny Burrell version on nylon string... it's goo. But I love Joel's better.
    Jeez. I'm blushing. I love Kenny, and he has plenty of years and wisdom on me. Thanks, I guess. (Better take it and run like a thief).

    Ego and approbation aside, I feel my job is primarily to make others love the tunes I do by bringing them out playing. So I'm happy if I turned you on to Last Night When We Were Young...
    Last edited by fasstrack; 04-01-2017 at 09:16 PM.

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    The tune doesn't meet your first criteria - nevertheless!
    Last edited by hans halmackenreuter; 04-01-2017 at 05:22 PM.

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    I like Some Other Spring, ever since hearing Billie's recording in my teens/early '20s. Tommy Flanagan had the best instrumental version that I've heard. I myself recorded it with the verse to Spring Can Really...leading up to it, but decided not to release it for whatever reason at the time. Want to take another crack using the same treatment.

    I also like This Will Make You Laugh, Moon And Sand, just about any '70s-'80s Stevie Wonder ballad and Tin Tin Deo. (Just recorded the latter in duo with Sheryl Bailey. We have to finish the project). Looks Like December (Jobim) is great.

    I was putting my music away after a move, and was reminded that I had done an arrangement of Wake Me Up When September Ends for guitar and vocal. Only weird thing about that song: The 'punchline' ('wake me up...') goes up to the 3rd, but doesn't resolve back down to the root until the very end. (Thoughtless writing or a tease?). Good tune though, and nice lyrical theme.

    I like You've Lost That Loving Feeling, and Ebb Tide---both done memorably by the Righteous Brothers. Also You Made Me Feel Brand New (Stylistics?).

    I learned Goodbye years ago listening to Chuck Wayne always play it as a night finisher on his gig at Gregory's. Gotta be careful to pick the spots to play that one---it could be DEPRESSING. LOL.

    I like the following Beatles tunes: The Long And Winding Road, In My Life, She's Leaving Home, Here Comes the Sun (try it as a slow Ray Charlesish 12/8), Michelle---many others.

    The only problem with the entire ASB is an embarrassment of riches--a great problem to have...
    Last edited by fasstrack; 04-02-2017 at 02:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans halmackenreuter View Post
    Loose Blues


    The tune doesn't meet your first criteria - nevertheless!
    What a great tune! What a brilliant mind!

    This recording, I think, was a kind of bookend/addendum to Interplay (3 holdovers from that date: Philly Joe, Jim Hall, Bill).

    The liner notes to the CD reisussue (by Orrin Keepnews) said the band struggled mightily with Bill's tunes---lots of careful edits. Zoot, he said, had particular woes with one tune (My Bells?).

    Whatever. This is great writing and playing by a top-notch crew...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublea A View Post
    I work with a vocalist that does a tune called "Midnight at the Oasis".


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    ...by Maria Muldaur originally.

    Weirdly, I once had a meditation lesson with the composer, David Nichtern. We had Eddie Diehl in common as a mutual friend.

    Ya can't make this stuff up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    ... Tin Tin Deo
    This is a real good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcsanwald View Post
    ...Until The Real Thing Comes Along
    FYI: That song was popularized by Butterbeans and Susie, a black vaudeville team on the TOBA circuit (Theater Owners' Booking Association---performers called it 'tough on black asses'), I'm guessing, in the '30s. I had it on an LP blues collection as a teen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hans halmackenreuter View Post
    This is a real good one
    I wanna tackle That's 'Earl', Brother next---not sure if he even wrote it. He played it, though.

    Another nice one in the jazz realm: James Moody's Last Train From Overbrook...

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    You For Me
    Marmaduke
    Bud's Idea

    not many folks play any of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah View Post
    Last night when we were young

    THough the tune was a hit once (I am not Sinatra's fan but this he made a very good version and Tony Bennett did it too)..

    I actually never heard it... first time I heard it a week or so ago in very beautiful and touching solo guitar version by Joel Fass

    You can check it by this link

    SoundClick artist: Joel Fass - Jazz Guitarist/Composer/Arranger


    There's also Kenny Burrell version on nylon string... it's goo. But I love Joel's better.
    Just put this version on my PC yesterday. Dig how different Tony's is from Blue Eyes. Frank's (on September of my Years) really pulls your heart out. TB's is more loose and swinging. Takes worlds apart by 2 masters:





    I'm thinking the chart for FS's version is by Gordon Jenkins (the dramatic intro)----but it's probably Riddle...
    Last edited by fasstrack; 08-23-2017 at 05:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone View Post
    Bonus points for playing the verse?

    Oh man - I just have this habit of getting the right verse with the wrong tune - so definitely no bonus points!

    Funny that some of the tunes here are probably off the beaten path for instrumentalists but bread and butter for a lot of singers...

    Slow Hot wind
    We Kiss in the shadows
    My Little Brown Book
    Ill Wind

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    Last edited by Eric Rowland; 08-24-2017 at 11:55 AM.
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    @Eric Rowland: Great Chet clip - to think that was thirty years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rowland View Post

    Killin' Pat! (The other clips I've seen before). Damn, could he burn then! Who's the drummer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    Killin' Pat! (The other clips I've seen before). Damn, could he burn then! Who's the drummer?
    My copy says Randy Gelispie on drums.

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    Summer Night (Dubin and Warren):


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    Once Upon A Summertime (La Valse des Lilas) by Mercer and Legrand:


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    Don't get around much anymore

    I remember you

    A tune from Grover Washington Jr called ´Make me a memory ´ although I'm not sure it is a standard

    Recordame is though, it is so fun to play and not called as much as it should IMO


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    fuzzthebee on guitar? Love this: