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January 24, 2023


Great post. Consider this version:
It includes the intro written by Kern & Hammerstein.
The London Sinfonietta is conducted by John McGlinn, with the Ambrosian Chorus and soloists Rebecca Luker, George Dvorsky, Jeanne Lehmann and Cris Groenendaal. The orchestration is by Robert Russell Bennett.

Re: the Sinatra. You're right, of course, about the high G-flat that erds it. Wow. And how he sustains the note. I also love how in the song's penultimate stanza he changes, metrically, "are WHAT you Are" to "ARE what you Are." What do you think of Helen Forrest's recording with the Artie Shaw band?

Dear Professor Saul, If I asked you to name the greatest of all love songs, would "All the Things You Are" be on the list? How about "My Funny Valentine," "The Way You Look Tonight," "As Time Goes By," "It Had to Be You"?

All 5 would definitely make my list! It'd be a LONG list!

I've lost David L's email, but I hope this gets to him. Enjoyed his poems in COURT GREEN very much. But when he puts them in a book, in "Roulette Wheel," I believe the tune of Cannonball Adderly's-- and it's a great one -- is "Jeanine," not Jeanette." All the best, Ira

Thank you, Ira. I will make the correction (in "September Song"). Thanks for the attention. I'm glad to be in touch with you and hope you're flourishing.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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