Fly Me to the Moon

It was written in 1954 by Bart Howard and first recorded that year by Kaye Ballard. Its most famous version is Frank Sinatra’s 1964 version of the song. Its original name is ‘In Other Words’ but it became more popular as ‘Fly Me to the Moon’.

All Blues

This song was composed back in 1959. At that time Miles Davis would have been refused service in many restaurants in the Southern US because he was African American.

L-O-V-E

L-O-V-E is a jazz song that became a standard, performed originally by Nat King Cole in 1965. The song was composed by Bert Kaempfert, while Milt Gabler wrote the lyrics. Several artists have covered that song, including Cole’s daughter, Natalie Cole, Michael Buble, Dionne Warwick, Joss Stone. The song was also featured in many movies,[…]

Take the “A” Train

  Take the “A” Train is a Jazz standard by Billy Strayhorn from 1939. It’s most known as the signature tune of Duke Ellington’s orchestra. The song has a variety of covers, including Ella Fitzgerald, who recorded the song many times, and the Rolling Stones who used it as an introduction to their 1982 album[…]

Summertime

Summertime is an aria by George Gershwin. Gershwin composed the song in 1935 for his opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics of the songs are by DuBose Heyward, who also wrote the novel Porgy, on which Gershwin based his opera. The song became so popular it turned into a jazz standard. It is now ¬†one[…]