Wednesday, February 28, 2018
All the Way
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.
All the Way
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,
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The internet is loaded with stuff like this:
Fly Me To The Moon “by” Frank Sinatra.
Shame on you, Pandora.
Sinatra may have had the hit, but he didn’t write the song.
A guy named Bart Howard did.
To me, this is about as bad as looking at the Facebook page of one of New York City’s most venerable restaurants and finding a picture of colorful little French macarons with the title “MACAROONS.”
Probably one of those erroneous spell-checker “corrections”…but still.
As some of you may know, I was once a restaurant critic.
I wonder what New York Magazine’s Adam Platt makes of this sort of thing.
Psst…Adam, call me!
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