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Monday, May 18, 2009


Monk's "Ask Me Now" - Kofi played it the other Sunday at East Rainton. Has anyone put words to this tune? It is so beautiful I absolutely love it and i'd like to also hear it sung. Lance.


Lance said...

I must thank Roly for introducing me to this band albeit not this particular track. Yardbird Suite and 'Round Midnight aren't bad either!

Roly said...

I first heard them many years ago on Jazz Record Requests, playing 'Giant Steps'.
It was so cute.
I recently heard it again and thought I'd buy a CD with GS on it but it seems the CDs are not in circulation now and presumably they disbanded years ago. Lovely band though and maybe they broke down some barriers.

Lance said...

I've just come across a vocal by Carmen McRae on good old Spotify. Jon Hendricks wrote the lyric and called it "How I Wish".
I recall Tony Kofi tried to persuade Dave Weisser to sing it. Maybe Dave will oblige on Wednesday at the Chilli?
Consider this a request Dave - do it à cappella if needs be.

Liz said...

Dreamy. a lovely foxtrot tempo.

debra said...

I agree it's lovely Lance. In fact I dug out the lyrics soon after the tony Kofi gig, & hope to get round to it soon.

Lance said...

I'll look forward to that, Debra.

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