I remember when this Eroll Garner instrumental classic was released as a song by Johnny Mathis in 1959. The UK TV show Juke Box Jury voted it a 'miss'. Oh how wrong can you be!! This is Philippe Marillia's beautiful arrangement for sax quartet
The celebrated American saxophonist Phil Woods was a friend and admirer of the great Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, and wrote this piece in tribute to his friend. Philippe Marillia's quartet arrangement of it is very evocative.
Originally titled 'Lullaby For String Quartet' this lovely composition by Gershwin has become known simply as 'Gershwin's Lullaby'. Philippe Marillia's arrangement for sax quartet loses nothing of the mood of the piece.
This African American spritual song from the 1930s enjoyed newfound popularity during the folk revival of the 1960s and has become the symbol of spiritual unity and compassion. Karen Street's lovely arrangement for sax quartet does it great justice
Always a favourite, this show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms lends itself to many different musical genres. Philippe Marillia's lovely sax quartet arrangement is just one of them.
"I Wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, I wish I could break all the chains holding me, I wish I could say all the things I should say, Say 'em loud say 'em clear for the whole round world to hear". Nina Simone, 1967 - classic.
Daughter came over for a few drinks with her partner, Jay, who brought his Strat with him. Sat and did this in two takes, backing first then lead. Must try to put a sax track on this if I can work out where Jay went with the changes.
Jay and his mate James came round with their guitars. I set up a new stereo mic rig and did some recording. Quite pleased with it, and I think we did this Bob Dylan classic justice too while we were at it !