Wednesday, February 28, 2018
This is a rubato (purposely out of tempo) duet with the great guitarist Al Viola, who is on pretty much everything Frank Sinatra recorded for more than 25 years.
It’s from a 2005 live performance in Hollywood, two years before Al passed away.
Al is playing his beloved 1939 Gibson L5, arguably one of the most iconic guitars in the history of popular music.
He used this guitar on more than 500 studio recordings, including numerous movie soundtracks.
Wise musicians know that a rest is actually a musical note — and great music, like a fine painting, prefers space in which to breathe.
Love and songs,