Monday, January 09, 2006

My Favorite Ballad

Here's the sheet music book I play from on Sundays in our jazz trio. It's the Real Fake Book, Volume 6. Of all the ballads we play, The Nearness of You is my favorite.

I'd upload an MP3 of the song, as sung by Chet Baker (the trumpet-playing human, not the Boston terrier with the southern accent), or, for you Thoroughly Modern Millies out there, Norah Jones' recent version, but I do not want to go to prison for file sharing.

If you play piano, pick this tune out and you'll see what I mean. It's hauntingly beautiful.

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