VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Round Midnight Mixtape”

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2 Responses to “VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Round Midnight Mixtape””

Sue Ross Says:
July 27th, 2009 at 7:50 am

Round Midnight is one of my all-time favorite songs. You made me pull out my own mix-tape – luckily I still have a cassette player in my car!

My tape features:
on Side 1: Thelonius Monk (1947); Miles Davis & John Coltrane (1956;) Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie Band (Montreux 1979); Charlie Bird Parker & Dizzy Gillespie (1951); Herbie Hancock & Wynton Marsalis (1982); Sarah Vaughan (Live in japan); Giants of Jazz- Art Blakey, Dizzy, Monk (1972); Mary Lou Williams (1953); Max Roach (1981)
on side 2: Kenny Burrell (1980); Nancy Wilson, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson (1982); Bird & Bud Powell (1950); Betty Carter (1995); Stanley Jordan solo (1985); Dexter Gordon & Woody Shaw (1976) and a reprise of Monk (1947).

I love Monk and adore this song – the moodiness, the mystery, the promise…

There are many other versions we could include. I hope other listeners will recommend their own favorite versions.

Stephanie Renee Says:
July 28th, 2009 at 8:17 am

Another version of this song that I adore is the jazzy pop sound of New York Voice. Manhattan Transfer they ain’t, but the arrangement in the breakdown is awesome.

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