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Luigi Tenco, Ti ricorderai. The Italian song that turns to jazz

[Monday Notes n.25] Luigi Tenco was a unique case in the history of Italian song. He was an excellent composer but also a musician, lyricist and performer. None of his contemporary Italian songwriters had qualities comparable to his. Let us analyse his ballad Ti ricorderai. Help me to spread the love for music Share Tweet…

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Ella Fitzgerald, A Tisket a Tasket

[Monday Notes] Ella Fitzgerald is one of the most important jazz singers, her Song books are monumental and must-have works, her vocal improvisations a model for any aspiring jazz singer. However, it was not a song that launched her to success in 1938 but a simple nursery rhyme entitled A Tisket, a Tasket.

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Pennies From Heaven, Teddy Wilson and Bille Holiday

[Monday Notes] Teddy Wilson was a piano virtuoso but rarely showed off his skills, always playing elegantly and simply. We hear him with Billie Holiday in a lovely song called Pennies From Heaven.

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Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Águas de Março harmonic analysis

[Monday notes n.1]Antonio Carlo Jobim often relied on Vinicius de Moraes to compose the lyrics to his songs, but not in this case. The lyrics of Aguas de Março are in fact written by Jobim himself, who personally composed both the English and the original Portuguese versions. The song is here performed by Elis Regina…

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