Sophisticated lady - Duke Ellington

Jazz en standards / musique / 29/05/2017

Sophisticated Lady est une composition de Duke Ellington écrite en 1932, également créditée à Irving Mills. Des paroles y ont été ajoutées par Mitchell Parish. C’est devenu un standard de jazz repris par Sophisticated Lady a été joué, entre autres, par Art Tatum, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Erroll Garner, Thelonious Monk, Plays Duke Ellington (1955), Billie Holiday, All or Nothing at All (1955), Julie LAondon, Sophisticated Lady (1962), Charles Mingus, Meditation (1964), Martial Solal, en concert en 1976 (Best Of Live) et en medley sur Martial Solal Dodecaband Plays Ellington, Tony Bennett, In Concert: I Left My Heart in San Francisco (1980), Larry Coryell, Toku Do, 1987, Marcus Miller, Silver Rain, 2005, Bobby Few, L’écume des jours, 2013 .
Duke Ellington a enregistré ce morceau pour la première fois en 1933, avec en soliste Toby Hardwick, Barney Bigard et Lawrence Brown. Il est resté dans le hit-parade 16 semaines, allant jusqu’à la troisième place.
Paroles de la chanson
Smoking, drinking, never thinking of tomorrow, nonchalant
Diamonds shining, dancing, dining with some man in a restaurant
Is that all you really want?

No, no, no, no sophisticated lady
I know, you miss the love you lost long ago
And when nobody is nigh you cry

They say into your early life romance came
And in this heart of yours burned a flame
A flame that flickered one day and died away

Then with disillusion deep in your eyes
You learned that fools in love soon grow wise
The years have changed you, somehow, I see you now

Smoking, drinking, never thinking of tomorrow, nonchalant
Diamonds shining, dancing, dining with some man in a restaurant
Is that all you really want?

No, no, no, no sophisticated lady
I know, you miss the love you lost long ago
And when nobody is nigh you cry
You cry
You cry

Versions de Sophiticated Lady Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra Record: Brunswick 6600 ... Recorded May 16, 1933 Billie Holiday (voc) avec Lester Young (ts) 1955 .
Sarah Vaughan (voc)
avec Mundell Lowe (guitar) and George Duvivier (double bass). Recorded in RKO-Path Studio, New York City, July 18, 1961. (Roulette Records)


Johnny Hodges Septet - Sophisticated Lady (1951)
Nelson Williams (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (alto sax), Al Sears (tenor sax), Leroy Lovett (piano), Lloyd Trotman (bass), Sonny Greer (drums)
from the album ’IN A MELLOW TONE’ (Verve Records)

Martial Solal solo  Live 1959/85 : The Best album Quadraphonic.
Marcus miller: Bass Clarinet, Fretless Bass. Keyboards, Synth Strings.
Sylver Rain Dreyfus Jazz 2005.
Tony Benett Cheek to Cheek Septembre 2014
Thelonius Monk album Monk plays Ellington 21-25 juillet 1955 Riverside Records
Duke Ellington Harry Carney (baryton sax) en duo live Tournée européenne du Big band Copenhague 1965.


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Réalisation : Bruno Bertrand

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