So I just recently learned that one of my favorite songs, “Body and Soul” is actually the most recorded jazz standard in history. This status is well-deserved; the song is, in my opinion, flawless. Everything from the lyrics to the instrumental sections are just spot on. The version I am most familiar with is the… Continue reading Body and Soul
So first all I want to clear something up. The “All of Me” that I am referring to is NOT the John Legend song-not that there is anything wrong with it- but rather the jazz standard of the same name. I first discovered the Ella Fitzgerald version of this song, which has become my favorite,… Continue reading All of Me (jazz standard)
Ok, this is truly one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. It has been featured in numerous films, television shows, etc.- and for good reason. Young people may even recognize it as the opening song of the 1999 remake of The Parent Trap. I fell in love with it when I was around 8… Continue reading L-O-V-E
I first became interested in jazz music when I was in my early teens. I had already fallen in love with the music of Frank Sinatra years before, but names such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday were -very sadly- not familiar to me. It all started when I was in the musical Kiss Me, Kate! and… Continue reading All That Jazz!
As a film lover, I am a huge fan of the Academy Awards ceremony. In order to get a better grasp of film as a discipline, I’ve decided to watch all of the Best Picture winners starting with the first one. Wings (1927), a silent film about love, war, and friendship, was one of three… Continue reading Best Picture Series: Wings
Ah… Cinderella… A classic. Cinderella is one of those stories that just about every culture has a variation of and has been around for many years. While Cinderella was never my all-time favorite Disney princess, I always did enjoy the movie. Like Sleeping Beauty, I hadn’t seen Cinderella in at least 5 years, so watching it again… Continue reading Disney Princess Series: Cinderella
So a couple of days ago, I was looking through my DVR for a good movie to watch. Eventually, I stumbled upon a grouping of Disney princess movies that I had taped from an ABC family marathon a few months ago. I had only gotten three: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid. Out of all… Continue reading Disney Princess Series: Sleeping Beauty