Friday, March 9, 2012

Goodbye: Everytime We Say Goodbye

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye was composed by Cole Porter for a musical called Seven Lively Arts. Slowly but surely it became a jazz standard, losing the apostrophe in the title along the way. It was taken on by many a talented musician over the years, but Trane's melancholy interpretation has to my knowledge never been surpassed. Incidentally, this (1961) was the first time he played the soprano sax on an album, an instrument none other than Miles Davis had bought for him when they were touring Europe together.

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