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Bill Evans – Danny Boy, by Frederic Weatherly (Bill Evans Jazz version)

Bill Evans – Danny Boy, by Frederic Weatherly (Bill Evans Jazz version) with sheet music

“Danny Boy” is a ballad, written by English songwriter Frederic Weatherly in 1913, and set to the traditional Irish melody of “Londonderry Air”.
In 1910, in Bath, Somerset, the English lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly initially wrote the words to “Danny Boy” to a tune other than “Londonderry Air”. After his Irish-born sister-in-law Margaret Enright Weatherly (known as Jess) in the United States sent him a copy of “Londonderry Air” in 1913 (an alternative version of the story has her singing the air to him in 1912 with different lyrics), Weatherly modified the lyrics of “Danny Boy” to fit the rhyme and meter of “Londonderry Air”.

Weatherly gave the song to the vocalist Elsie Griffin, who made it one of the most popular songs in the new century. In 1915, Ernestine Schumann-Heink produced the first recording of “Danny Boy”.

Jane Ross of Limavady is credited with collecting the melody of “Londonderry Air” in the mid-19th century from a musician she encountered.

The 1913 lyrics by Frederick E. Weatherly:

Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling,
It’s you, It’s you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow,
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow,
It’s I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow,—
Oh, Danny boy, O Danny boy, I love you so!

But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
Ye’ll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Avè there for me.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!

Various suggestions exist as to the true meaning of “Danny Boy”. Some have interpreted the song to be a message from a parent to a son going off to a war or uprising (as suggested by the reference to “pipes calling glen to glen”) or leaving as part of the Irish diaspora.

The 1918 version of the sheet music with Weatherly’s printed signature included alternative lyrics (“Eily Dear”), with the instructions that “when sung by a man, the words in italic should be used; the song then becomes “Eily Dear”, so that “Danny Boy” is only to be sung by a lady”. In spite of this, it is unclear whether this was Weatherly’s intent. The song has been performed by a diverse range of male singers, including Irish tenor John McCormack, Jim Reeves, Mario Lanza, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Shane MacGowan, Jackie Wilson, Daniel O’Donnell, Harry Belafonte, Tom Jones, John Gary, Frank Patterson, Thomas Quasthoff, Stuart Burrows, Jacob Collier, Harry Connick Jr., and comedian Peter Kay amongst many others. All used the original lyrics with slight variations.

The song is popular for funerals; but, as it is not liturgical, its suitability as a funeral song is sometimes contested. In 1928, Weatherly himself suggested that the second verse would provide a fitting requiem for the actress Ellen Terry.

But perhaps the greatest mystery about “Danny Boy” is its meaning. Who is Danny? Who’s singing to him, and why must he leave? Why will he and the narrator likely never see each other again? 

This ambiguity, this very universal lament about separation and the finality of death, and the greater power of love, has spoken to people of many nationalities and faiths, and to artists and singers from nearly every genre of music.

From John McCormack to Bill Evans, to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Joan Baez, Patti LaBelle and innumerable others, “Danny Boy” expresses what Weatherly knew: that unlike the deepest philosophy, history, or sermon, “song and story appeal to the heart. From the heart they come and to the heart they must go.”

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The Best of Billie Holiday (1/2)

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The Best of Billie Holiday Jazz with Sheet Music

Tracklist

00:00 Riffin’ The Scotch (1934) 02:29 Twenty Four Hours A Day (1935) 05:28 If You Were Mine (1935) 08:36 You Let Me Down (1935) 11:26 These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) (1936) 14:42 No Regrets (1936) 17:17 Summertime (1936) 20:09 A Fine Romance (1936) 23:00 The Way You Look Tonight (1936) 25:58 Who Loves You (1936) 29:10 That’s Life I Guess (1936) 32:17 I Can’t Give You Anything but Love (1936) 35:42 Pennies from Heaven (1936) 38:56 I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (1937) 41:48 Carelessly (1937)

44:54 How Could You? (1937) 47:21 Moanin’ Low (1937) 50:22 Mean To Me (1937) 53:27 Easy Living (1937) 56:25 Yours and Mine (1937) 59:38 Me, Myself And I (1937) 01:02:12 A Sailboat in the Moonlight (1937) 01:04:59 Getting Some Fun Out Of Life (1937) 01:07:58 Trav’lin’ All Alone (1937) 01:10:09 My Man (feat. Billie Holiday) (1937) 01:13:06 You Go to My Head (1938) 01:15:57 Strange Fruit (1939) 01:19:02 God Bless The Child (1941)

Biography

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz and swing music singer with a career spanning 26 years. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.

She was a successful concert performer throughout the 1950s with two further sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall. Because of personal struggles and an altered voice, her final recordings were met with mixed reaction but were mild commercial successes. Her final album, Lady in Satin, was released in 1958. Holiday died of cirrhosis on July 17, 1959. She won four Grammy Awards, all of them posthumously, for Best Historical Album. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1973. Lady Sings the Blues, a film about her life, starring Diana Ross, was released in 1972.

She is the primary character in the play (later made into a film) Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill; the role was originated by Reenie Upchurch in 1986 and was played by Audra McDonald on Broadway and in the film. In 2017 Holiday was inducted into the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

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Dave Brubeck Quartet LIVE in Belgium (1964)

Dave Brubeck Quartet LIVE in Belgium (1964) with sheet music

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Piano – Dave Brubeck….
Alto Sax – Paul Desmond….
Bass – Eugene Wright….
Drums – Joe Morello….
……………………………………………….

1. St. Louis Blues 0:00 2. Koto Song 8:20 3. Three to Get Ready 14:22 4. In Your Own Sweet Way 18:39 5. Take Five 24:48


……………………………………………….
Recorded – October 1964

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Chet Baker and Bill Evans “You and the night and the music”

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Chick Corea & Gary Burton Jazzwoche Burghausen (2011)

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Chick Corea & Gary Burton Jazzwoche Burghausen (2011) with sheet music

● Tracklist:

00:00:00 – Intro 00:02:16 – Love Castle 00:12:48 – Alegria 00:20:34 – Can’t We Be Friends 00:28:50 – Chega De Saudade 00:40:19 – Time Remembered 00:49:00 – Mozart Goes Dancing 00:57:10 – Eleanor Rigby 01:05:06 – La Fiesta 01:15:46 – Blue Monk 01:23:59 – Armando’s Rumba

● Personnel:

CHICK COREA – piano GARY BURTON – vibraphone

● Recorded at:

42. Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen, Germany

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Vintage Paris Jazz

Vintage Paris Jazz (download sheet music from our Library)

Tracklist :

00:00 – Stéphane Grappelli & le Hot Club de France – Are You In The Mood ? 02:47 – Philippe Brun & son Orchestre – P.B. Flat Blues 05:42 – Léo Chauliac & son Ensemble – Rue de la Paix 08:56 – Hubert Rostaing & son Orchestre – Oui, C’est Ca 11:33 – Gus Viseur & son Orchestre – Swing 42 14:14 – Aimé Barelli & son Orchestre – Riviera 17:03 – André Ekyan & son Orchestre – Blues of Yesterday 19:37 – Michel Warlop & son Septuor à Cordes – Tempête sur les Cordes 22:05 – Jerry Mengo & Le Jazz de Paris – Hôtel de la Gare 24:26 – The Hot Club Swing Stars – Daphné 27:13 – Alix Combelle & Le Jazz de Paris – Verlaine 30:30 – Noël Chiboust & son Orchestre – Goût du Jour 33:24 – Pierre Allier & son Orchestre – Jam Men 36:02 – Django Reinhardt & le Hot Club de France – In a Sentimental Mood 39:01 – Ray Ventura & ses Collégiens – I Got Rhythm 42:01 – Alex Renard & son Orchestre – Nuages

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Bill Evans – Blue in Green (sheet music transcription)

Bill Evans – Blue in Green (sheet music transcription)

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Ahmad Jamal – Autumn Leaves (with sheet music in our Library)

Ahmad Jamal – Autumn Leaves (with sheet music in our Library)

Ahmad Jamal - Autumn Leaves (with sheet music in our Library)
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Sidney Bechet + Louis Armstrong + Django Reinhardt 1952

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Sidney Bechet + Louis Armstrong + Django Reinhardt 1952, La Route Du Bonheur (excerpt) Sheet Music

8:16 music excerpt; 1952, ©53(F/I), LA ROUTE DU BONHEUR, Maurice Labro, Giorgio Simonelli (fdir); Claude Luter (cl) at son Orch.: Sidney Bechet (ss) Guy Longnon (t) Bernard Zacharias (tb) Raymond Fol (p) Claude Philippe (bj) Roland Bianchini (b) François “Moustache” Galepides (d): 01:44 Buddy Bolden stomp / Django Reinhardt (g) et sa Formation: Hubert Rostaing (cl) Fats Sadi (vib) Maurice Vander (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Pierre Lemarchand (d): 1:49 Nuits de Saint Germain-des-Prés / Oct.52 filmed in Roma, Louis Armstrong (t) & All-Stars: Trummy Young (tb) Bob McCracken (cl) Marty Napoleon (p) Arvell Shaw (b) Cozy Cole (d) Velma Middleton: 3:00 Struttin’ with some barbecue / leave out credit separated clips from this film are already uploaded – here together in context with credit. I regret that one of the coryrightholders SME has not tolerated this non-commercial excerpt for jazz-historical reasons to show these important jazz-greats together in one film ( as also wanted by this film-producer). They canceled the complete film in Germany for the soundtrack of the Django Reinhardt part – for this reason I´ll upload the two clips with Sidney Bechet & Armstrong again for Germany – look http://youtu.be/xZ5iPTcooxI

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Michel Camilo Trio: Caribe live

Michel Camilo Trio: Caribe (live in Munich, 1990) with sheet music

Michel Camilo (born April 4, 1954) is a Grammy-award winning pianist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He specializes in jazz, Latin and classical piano work. Camilo lists some of his main influences as Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Art Tatum.

Camilo was born into a musical family and as a young child showed aptitude for the accordion that his parents gave him. Although he enjoyed the accordion, it was his grandparents’ piano that sparked his interest the most, so at aged 9 he asked his parents to buy him one. Their response was to first send him to the Elementary Music School, part of the National Conservatory, and then a year later to grant his wish.

The formal system of the music school taught Camilo to play in the classical style, and by age 16 he was playing with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic. Camilo comments on his first encounter with the sounds of jazz, in an interview with the All About Jazz website: “The first time I heard jazz was when I was 14 and a half. I heard the great Art Tatum on the radio playing his solo piano rendition of ‘Tea for Two.’ That immediately caught my ear. I just wanted to soak it in, to learn to play that style. Then I found out it was jazz.”

Camilo studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory, and whilst developing his strong classical abilities was also heavily influenced by the bebop tradition, and by the contemporary jazz of Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea and Amilton Godoy (Zimbo Trio‘s pianist). His influences at this time also included Horace Silver, Erroll Garner, and the ragtime music of Scott Joplin.

When the Harvard University Jazz Band visited the Dominican Republic and heard Camilo at a jam session, the bandleader encouraged him, ‘You should be in the States’, and so the idea was planted. In 1979, Camilo moved to New York to study at Mannes College and at The Juilliard School, and broke onto the international stage in 1983 when Tito Puente‘s pianist was unable to make a concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival. On a recommendation, without hearing him, Puente asked Camilo to play. Cuban reedman Paquito D’Rivera was in the audience and offered him a place in his band. For four years, Camilo toured internationally with D’Rivera and recorded two albums with him.

Camilo’s emergence as a star in his own right began around 1985, the year he debuted with his trio at Carnegie Hall. In that same year he toured Europe with Paquito D’Rivera’s quintet, and recorded his first album, Why Not?, for Japan’s King label. His album Suntan/In Trio had a trio with Anthony Jackson on the bass and Dave Weckl on the drums. In 1988, Camilo debuted on a major record label, Sony, with the release of Michel Camilo, which became a bestseller and held the top jazz album spot for ten consecutive weeks. Special guests joined in with Camilo, such as percussionist Sammy Figueroa and tap dancer Raul. Other bestselling albums followed and so did the accolades, including a Grammy and an Emmy. Camilo’s collaborative 2000 album with flamenco guitarist Tomatito Spain won Best Latin Jazz Album in the first Latin Grammy Awards.

As well as being an outstanding performer, Camilo is a talented composer and has written scores for several Spanish language films including Los Peores Años de Nuestra Vida and the award-winning Amo Tu Cama Rica.

Camilo tours extensively, and lectures in Europe, the US, and in the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. He holds several honorary degrees, a Visiting Professorship and a Doctorate at Berklee College of Music, and has been honored in his home country by being named a Knight of the Heraldic Order of Christopher Columbus, and being awarded the Silver Cross of the Order of Duarte, Sanchez & Mella.

Camilo’s regular trio lineup for many years had his long-term friends Anthony Jackson on contrabass guitar and Cliff Almond on drums. Charles Flores has occupied the trio’s bass seat since their Grammy-winning album Live at the Blue Note. Lately Camilo has drummer Dafnis Prieto as part of his trio. This new trio released the album Spirit of the Moment in April 2007.

Other musicians he has played with include Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Dizzy Gillespie, Katia Labèque, Toots Thielemans, Airto Moreira, Chuck Mangione, Stanley Turrentine, Claudio Roditi, Nancy Alvarez, Mongo Santamaría, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, Jon Faddis, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lew Soloff, Tania Maria, Jaco Pastorius, Patato, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Chuck Loeb, Giovanni Hidalgo, Guarionex Aquino, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Valentin, Flora Purim, Delfeayo Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano, Herbie Hancock, Tomatito, John Patitucci, David Sanchez, Hiromi Uehara, Cachao, Marcus Roberts, Steve Gadd, Danilo Perez, Gary Burton, Billy Taylor, Dave Weckl, Hilton Ruiz, Roy Hargrove, Romero Lubambo, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Leny Andrade, Bireli Lagrene, Marian McPartland, Leonard Slatkin, Arturo Sandoval, Aisha Syed Castro, Béla Fleck, Lou Marini, Cliff Almond, Mark Walker.

Discography

Year recordedTitleLabelNotes
1984French ToastElectric BirdAs French Toast
1985Why Not?Electric BirdWith Lew Soloff (trumpet), Chris Hunter (alto sax, tenor sax), Anthony Jackson (bass), Dave Weckl (drums), Guarionex Aquino and Sammy Figueroa (percussion)
1986Suntan/In TrioElectric BirdWith Anthony Jackson (bass), Dave Weckl and Joel Rosenblatt (drums)
1988Michel CamiloCBS PortraitWith Marc Johnson, Lincoln Goines and Marcus “Benjy” Johnson (bass), Joel Rosenblatt and Dave Weckl (drums), Mongo Santamaría (conga)
1989On FirePortraitWith Marc Johnson and Michael Bowie (bass), Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Joel Rosenblatt and Dave Weckl (drums), Sammy Figueroa (conga)
1990On the Other HandEpicWith Chris Hunter and Ralph Bowen (alto sax), Michael Mossman (trumpet), Michael Bowie (bass), Cliff Almond (drums), D.K. Dyson (vocals), Sammy Figueroa (percussion, congas)
1991Amo Tu Cama RicaSoundtrack
1993RendezvousColumbiaWith Anthony Jackson (bass), Dave Weckl (drums)
1994One More OnceColumbiaWith big band
1996Two Muchsoundtrack
1997Thru My EyesColumbiaWith Anthony Jackson, Lincoln Goines and John Patitucci (bass), Cliff Almond and Horacio Hernández (drums)
2000SpainVerveDuo, with Tomatito (guitar)
2001Calle 54Soundtrack
2001Piano Concerto, Suite & CaribeDeccaBBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin
2002TrianguloTelarcWith Anthony Jackson, Horacio Hernández (drums)
2003Live at the Blue NoteTelarcWith Chuck Flores (bass), Horacio Hernández (drums); in concert
2004SoloTelarcSolo piano
2006Rhapsody in BlueTelarcWith Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
2006Spain AgainEmarcyDuo, with Tomatito (guitar)
2006Spirit of the MomentTelarcTrio, with Dafnis Prieto (drums), Charles Flores (bass)
2009Caribe – Michel Camilo Big BandDVD/CD
2011Mano a ManoEmarcyTrio, with Charles Flores (bass), Giovanni Hidalgo (percussion)
2013What’s Up?OkehSolo piano
2016Spain ForeverUniversalDuo, with Tomatito (guitar)
2017Live in LondonRedondo MusicSolo piano; in concert

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