A musical question...

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

  1. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    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

    Apr 30, 2010
    dubuque iowa
    How about Misty. Cool melody.
  3. jake g

    jake g Pianissimo User

    Nov 12, 2009
    My Funny Valentine You can play the song in so many different ways. Plus, it is my wife's favorite song.
    Jake G.
  4. Asher S

    Asher S Pianissimo User

    Sep 20, 2009
    Suburban Boston
    "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

    Dec 22, 2008
    Most any Manilow- Sorry.
    Three times a lady- Commodores
    One in a million - Larry Graham
  6. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 21, 2009
    "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

    Sep 22, 2010
    Dallas Texas
    Polka Dots and Moonbeams. I love the way Sam Noto plays on his rare album
  8. chet fan

    chet fan Piano User

    Jul 3, 2009
    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

    Jul 3, 2009
    have you heard "whats new" also from sara vaughn and clifford brown? -thats great song!
  10. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Benny Goodman's And the Angels Sing, and Martha Tilton - glorious. Nice vocals, great melody, fine trumpet solo/soli.

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