Big Brown Eyes – Tommy Turrentine & L. Aziza Miller
This syncopated swing will add some punch to your repertoire. Exclusive MP3s available: full track and Minus You practice track without vocal.
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- Recording: Gloria Cooper - Dedicated To You
- Recorded on: October 1, 2004
- Label: Origin (82450)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: Alto, F3 to A-flat4
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Vocal, Piano - Gloria Cooper
- Trumpet - Don Sickler
- Tenor Sax - Wayne Escoffery
- Guitar - Freddie Bryant
- Bass - Tim Givens
- Drums - Vince Cherico
- Arranger - Don Sickler
The MP3 files of Gloria Cooper's track as well as the no-vocal version are available on this site.
Lyric Description: This lyric speaks of a budding romance between two people whose eyes, we ultimately discover in a nice bit of surprise, are the same color. L Aziza Miller wrote the delightful lyric to Tommy Turrentine's instrumental Glo's Theme.
No-vocal version: This is the same arrangement minus the vocal melody, without the solos.
If another key would be better for you, send the key you'd like to Don and we'll post the transposition on the website for purchase. If you're not sure which key is best, send us your range and we'll work with you to figure out the best key.
April 22, 1928 – May 13, 1997
Trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, brother of saxophonist Stanley, started his performing career with the band of Earl Bostic. He often played and recorded with Max Roach during the 1950s and 60s. During this time, Tommy collaborated with Julian Priester to write the hit song As Long As You're Living, to which Oscar Brown soon wrote a lyric (titled Long As You're Living). The vocal version was first recorded by Abbey Lincoln in 1959 and has gone on to be recorded by several other major jazz vocalists like Karrin Allyson, Claudia Acuña, and more recently, Cyrilee Aimèe. This composition is available in Second Floor Music's Sing JAZZ! Read more...
born on November 27, 1948
L. Aziza Miller is a composer, arranger, pianist, poet and vocalist. Aziza was educated at Manhattan School of Music where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Theory and her Master's Degree in Music Education. She went on to teach in the New York City public schools system as a music teacher for 16 years, winning the Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton in 1997. Among her students is singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. Read more...