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So In Love

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Chris Fitzgerald, Jan 3, 2006.


  1. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I'm compiling a group of transcriptions for my grad students this semester and would love to include a recording by the Fred Hersch Trio of a tune called "So In Love (Am I)", which I believe is a Cole Porter tune. However, I can't find a lead sheet for the tune, and Fred's arrangement sounds like...well, let's just say I don't imagine it sounds anything like Cole Porter's original version. :D I have an index which lists this tune as being in the Real Book III, but I don't have that book and can't find a lead sheet representing the original anywhere else.

    Does anybody have a sheet on this tune? If so, I'd love to see it - Fred's take is gorgeous, but I always like to know more about the original before working too hard on a transcription. Any and all info will be appreciated.
     
  2. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    PM sent.
     
  3. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Email reply sent.
     
  4. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas
    Check your email
     
  5. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Damn, TB is the ****! In less than an hour, I'm good to go...you guys are the best.

    Anybody know the words? :bag:
     
  6. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Strange, dear, but true, dear,
    When I'm close to you, dear,
    The stars fil the sky,
    So in love with you am i,
    Even without you
    My arms fold about you.
    You know, darling, why,
    So in love with you am I.
    In love with the night mysterious
    The night when you first were there,
    In love with my joy delirious
    When I knew that you could care.
    So taunt me and hurt me,
    Deceive me, desert me,
    I'm yours 'til I die,
    So in love,
    So in love,
    So in love with you, my love, am I.
     
  7. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas
     
  8. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    The rekkid with Charlie and Joey Baron, they do that as kind of a "straight 8" 4/4, but when I heard the band with Drew Gress and Tom Rainey (lo those many years ago), they played it in 5.
    Which arrangement are you doing?
     
  9. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I'm doing the one on "Dancing in the Dark" (or was in "Heartsongs"? - iTunes is shuffling my memory of which rekkid is which). Straight 4/4, but kind of in an implied doubletime kinda vibe.

    You guys rule.
     
  10. droo

    droo

    Nov 1, 2004
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Have you heard the version of this tune on Chick Corea's Akoustic Band album, with Patitucci playing?
    Their usual mix of straight-8s latin and swing...
     
  11. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Yup! Chick's version is good, but Fred's version is an example of "over the barline phrasing of melodic motives", which is usually what I use the Fred transcription to illustrate for the class. Plus, he plays the meaning of the lyrics beautifully on the cut (and I know this thanks to the good folks at TB!).
     
  12. bribass

    bribass

    Jan 25, 2006
    Northern NJ
    Endorsing Artist; Arnold Schnitzer/ Wil DeSola New Standard RN DB
    BTW, I believe the song is from the show 'Kiss Me Kate'
     
  13. jazzbassnerd

    jazzbassnerd

    Aug 26, 2002
    I have a funny story about this tune, and if no one minds, I think you will all enjoy it.

    I was playing with the singer for a little while who's skills were questionable. We played this tune a bit and I really dug it, beautiful melody and such. So I went to play through it about 4 months after my stint with her had ended, only to find out that she was singing so many wrong notes that it sounded beautiful. She made it to lots of flat nines, sharp fives, you name it. Now, the actually melody is still nice, but it was just a funny experience.

    Sorry for the digression
     
  14. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006

    What bassist hasn't?:D


    BTW, hilarious story.:bassist:
     
  15. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Singing skills?

    Corrected a typo for you, too. Sorry -- I couldn't help myself.