Waltz For Debby

Monday morning, 60s jazz singer Monica Zetterlund  rehearses her signature song in her native Swedish with Bill Evans at the piano. Great to watch her as her doubt and pleasure register so transparently.

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Just In Time: Andre Previn

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Andre Previn died this month. I only knew of him as a composer and conductor of music for film, but he was also a very fine jazz pianist as this performance of “Just in Time” from the Broadway show Bells are Ringing, written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne, attests.

Thanks to Counterpuncher Jeffrey St. Clair for pointing out this video,

and thanks to YouTuber lstash

 

I’ve Just Seen A Face

Jazz pianist Ray Kennedy just passed away at the end of last month. Listen to his absolutely jaw-dropping playing above. It doesn’t get any better than that. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” by Lennon/McCartney.

John Pizzarelli on guitar.

Martin Pizzarelli on bass.

The Montreal Jazz Festival.