I recently listened to Holly Cole sing "It never entered my mind" and ended up listening to it quite a few times(I wasn't familiar with it before)......and then a Miles Davis version......by then the tune had entered my mind and I wanted to learn how to play it. Does anyone play this tune?Or have some sort of chart? After the quick success the Prof had with O T Rainbow.,I thought I might try asking. It's a kind of sad (even almost depressing) song so I wont mind if noone knows it....... ;D. I hope you enjoy working on Over the Rainbow,Prof.,..it is a beautiful tune ...nice to play chordmelody style too
I've had to learn how to play this tune since it haunts me from time to time. It's pretty nice to play really and not too difficult. And,having an interest in the song,led me to discover that just about everybody has recorded a version of it.Stan Getz,Miles Davis,Larry Coryell,Chet Baker to name a few...... plus legions of vocalists!
www.jumbojimbo.com/lyrics.php?songid=2565&type=chords is the page in Jumbo Jimbos Archive for It Never Entered My Mind But in the first verse I dont play the Em.in the second line(I use F#m7 again instead).....and the Bm7 to F#m7s sit a bit differently on the lyrics when I sing/play it. Also I've been playing Daugmented instead of the Dmaj7 and then substitute Dmaj7 for Dalt because it sounds ok with my singing.
Having only listened to a couple of versions I'd say Miles Davis although his version is quite straight forward. I realised,too, that it was written by the same team that gave us My Funny Valentine (Rogers and Hart)
Post by dogletnoir on Jul 11, 2009 20:48:46 GMT -5
Fantastic tune, i have played it in a duo w/ a soprano sax quite a bit. Miles actually recorded it twice, in '54 & '58 (IIRC), the 54 version is the straightforward one & is heartbreakingly lovely; the 58 recording is a tad more abstract but also fantastic. It's interesting comparing his 2 versions...