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Thanks to ‘mascio’ for hosting the April TOTM and for ‘mrpeebee’ who diligently keeps the TOTM threads going.

For the May 2019 TOTM I have chosen “On A Clear Day”, which is the title tune from the 1965 Broadway musical “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” and from the 1970 film version. The tune was written by Burton Lane with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

Below is a dropbox link to lead sheets and backing tracks:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5zxkk880txdnbjj/AAC-3-M3NXB7C2meG9jHKaMEa?dl=0

Over the years there have been many great jazz instrumental renditions including:

Sonny Stitt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u4KcdFqbfU

Stanley Turrentine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2eZnmdAXmA
 

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Thanks for taking up the hosting task (again!) and preparing SSD, it's much appreciated. :)

Very nice pick, we do this tune with the Big Band too (also the last TOTM tune).

The Dropbox download link didn't work for me. Can you check and let me know the correct one?

I've added this month thread to the main TOTM index:
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showt...e-November-2009-onwards&p=3833648#post3833648

Looking forward to an active month. :)
 

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THE BEST VERSION OF ALL TIME!!! Eddie with the emergence of his octave effect on the varitone (8vb).

 

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THE BEST VERSION OF ALL TIME!!! Eddie with the emergence of his octave effect on the varitone (8vb).

Love this.

Appreciate this thread keeps on rolling. I hardly ever post but am a keen silent follower learning many new tunes and I'm sure i'm not the only one .
 

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SSD, I don't think I will be able to record anything this month (no place to practice or record and we get guests in the house for three weeks), but I'm sure others will join soon.

About your take: loved your sound and relaxed phrasing in the begin theme and during the start of the solo. But you seem to loose some of that on the way during this very long and (in my ears) not so good backing (the piano is always way too loud and bass and drums can't hardly be heard, besides that the playing of the rhythm section is IMO un-inspiring). We play this tune with the Big Band in a special arrangement by a good Dutch arranger and we did rehearse it last Tuesday evening, but I don't have a recording to share.
 

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SSD, I don't think I will be able to record anything this month (no place to practice or record and we get guests in the house for three weeks), but I'm sure others will join soon.

About your take: loved your sound and relaxed phrasing in the begin theme and during the start of the solo. But you seem to loose some of that on the way during this very long and (in my ears) not so good backing (the piano is always way too loud and bass and drums can't hardly be heard, besides that the playing of the rhythm section is IMO un-inspiring). We play this tune with the Big Band in a special arrangement by a good Dutch arranger and we did rehearse it last Tuesday evening, but I don't have a recording to share.
Peter,

Thanks for listening. I definitely lost the vibe a bit in the later part of the solo. As for the Aebersold Backing Track - it is what it is. I may prepare my own backing track with Band-in-a- Box and do another take. My wife is visiting her relatives in London, so I have the house to myself and will have a lot of time to record.
 

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Peter,

Thanks for listening. I definitely lost the vibe a bit in the later part of the solo. As for the Aebersold Backing Track - it is what it is. I may prepare my own backing track with Band-in-a- Box and do another take. My wife is visiting her relatives in London, so I have the house to my self and will have a lot of time to record.
That might be good idea (making/using another backing) and I envy you about the home situation and recording options!
 

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+1 on the relaxed take ... excellent job considering the non-Dutch backing !! :mrgreen: :bluewink:

I've been suffering from a strained wrist over the past few days, hopefully it will ease enough to get a recording in.
Anyway enough about me, great tune choice (one I wasn't familiar with) and fantastic rendition.
Brendan,

Thanks for the listen and for the remarks.
Sorry about your wrist strain - no big deal if you rest it this month.
 

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... excellent job considering the non-Dutch backing !! :mrgreen: :bluewink:
Dutch backings are not much better, they normally suffer from sound bleeding from Windmills and people on Wooden shoes in the surrounding! :bluewink:
 

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