The heartbreaking standard ballad is given some fresh reharmonization and an extra touch of emotional push to allow your vocal jazz ensemble to tell a rich and moving story about reconciling with the end of a relationship. A sop/alto solo is featured in two places for texture variety, including the song's verse, which is incorporated into the straight-eighths groove of the chart. Close harmony and plenty of tension/release throughout make this one a worthwhile and meaningful chart to use as your group's ballad.
Fully-notated piano, bass and drums parts
Commissioned by "Badinage" from Hutchinson Community College (KS), Neal Allsup, dir. (2021)
Video: Natalie Cole Version