My Funny Valentine, Late night moods


My Funny Valentine
Sweet Comic Valentine
You Make Me Smile With My Heart
You’re Looks Are Laughable,
Unphotographable
Yet You’re My Favorite Work Of Art
Is Your Figure Less Than Greek
Is Your Mouth A Little Weak
When You Open It To Speak
Are You Smart
Don’t Change A Hair For Me
Not If You Care For Me
Stay Little Valentine Stay
Each Day Is Valentine’s Day

Second in a series of video “gifts” for my mom, who turns 90 November 1st 2011. (The first is Rachmaninoff Vocalise) I like to relax playing a bit of jazz clarinet. It’s just me and a Jamey Aebersold CD playing My Funny Valentine by Rodgers and Hart. I love this song.

I know what some of you may be thinking. It’s okay, there is no oedipal message here. It’s just a song I like, and one Mom knows, played for her 90th birthday. That’s it, kids.

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6 comments for “My Funny Valentine, Late night moods

  1. November 16, 2011 at

    Nice job, David. Very playful. K

  2. Rick Slee
    October 24, 2011 at

    I haven’t purchased the Aebersold book yet like you recommended, but I think this convinced me. Very nice.

  3. October 24, 2011 at

    Hi David! Nice jazz playing! It is so nice to hear all the varied expressions that a clarinet is capable of. Have you heard the album “Chronos” by David Orlowsky Trio? I recently bought it, and for me, it’s been a real eye-opener for what a clarinet can do.
    Out of curiosity: What set-up do you use in this video?
    Joar

    • October 24, 2011 at

      HI Joar, I’m using a Hawkins B mp and Legere Signature reed, #4. Just last night I decided to switch to a Vandoren mp, model M13 Lyre.

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