FEBRUARY 14: A LOVE SONG BY JIMMY ROWLES and RED MITCHELL

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A few minutes of love in jazz or vice versa: a sweet ancient Harry Barris / Gordon Clifford / Gus Arnheim song, IT MUST BE TRUE, here performed by Jimmy Rowles and Red Mitchell, piano / voice, and string bass, respectively: July 1978 in Paris.

Rowles was the most subtly surprising pianist and devilishly intuitive accompanist, but he is not celebrated enough as a singer: what he and Red Mitchell get up to here would warm the most chilly heart.  (The song was first popularized by a young fellow named Crosby, but this version makes its own tender impression.)

May your happiness increase!

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2 responses to “FEBRUARY 14: A LOVE SONG BY JIMMY ROWLES and RED MITCHELL

  1. Don "Zoot"Conner

    Thanks for playing this wonderful side by Jimmy and Red,two of my favorite cats. Bing’s version will always be first in my heart, but this is a close second. If one finds Jimmy’s singing truly engaging, pick up the 1975 pairing with Stanley Getz on Columbia, entitled “The Peacocks”-a masterpiece. Jimmy wrote the title tune-it will break your heart.

  2. Dan Morgenstern

    Thanks for posting one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers!!

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