A musical question...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ewanmains, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    I have a number of songs that are slower and could be considered ballads that I particularly enjoy. Some are a bit more cool, some are really corny (and I love them anyway) and some might seem a bit out of the blue.

    Send in the Clowns - either the Stan Kenton orchestra or Judy Collins - they are both outstanding
    My Funny Valentine - Michelle Pfifer's version from "The Fabulous Baker Boys"
    Mandy - Barry Manilow (Don't laugh - I just really dig the song)
    I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow
    Don't want to Lose you - Gloria Estefan (I MUCH prefer her version in spanish)
    Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone - Chris Tomlin
    Jesus Messiah - Chris Tomlin (not exactly a ballad, but it is slow and I like it)
    She's Always a Woman To Me - Billy Joel
    Separate Lives - Phil Collins (from the "Serious Hits: Live" album)

    I'm a sucker for ballads. There are more, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.
     
  2. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    How about Misty. Cool melody.
     
  3. jake g

    jake g Pianissimo User

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    My Funny Valentine You can play the song in so many different ways. Plus, it is my wife's favorite song.
    Regards
    Jake G.
     
  4. Asher S

    Asher S Pianissimo User

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    "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning", because the melody just seems to capture the essence and emotions of the lyrics.
     
  5. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Most any Manilow- Sorry.
    Three times a lady- Commodores
    One in a million - Larry Graham
     
  6. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    "September Song" with Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown. I do believe it's my favorite solo that Clifford ever played, probably my favorite ballad solo I had ever heard. It has a quality that brings it to life. Beautiful. I think the key of good phrasing is the fact that we know the changes, we know the feel, and we are honest. I really enjoyed Roy Hargroves take on "I Remember Clifford" He plays with a down right love that is so, so nice.
     
  7. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy New Friend

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    Polka Dots and Moonbeams. I love the way Sam Noto plays on his rare album
     
  8. chet fan

    chet fan Piano User

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    1.autumn leaves -beautiful melody lines, and easy progression, very easy to improvise too

    2. moon river -absolutely beautifull -I love louis armstrong version

    3. stardust -beautifull and magic
     
  9. chet fan

    chet fan Piano User

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    have you heard "whats new" also from sara vaughn and clifford brown? -thats great song!
     
  10. tedh1951

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    Benny Goodman's And the Angels Sing, and Martha Tilton - glorious. Nice vocals, great melody, fine trumpet solo/soli.
     

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