One Fine Day – Ray Bryant & L. Aziza Miller
The vocal version of Ray Bryant's Latin classic Cubano Chant.
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- Recording: Tina May & Ray Bryant - The Ray Bryant Songbook
- Recorded on: November 23, 2002
- Label: 33Jazz (150)
- Concert Key: A minor
- Vocal Range: Soprano, G3 to E5
- Style: Latin (Mambo)
- Vocal - Tina May
- Piano - Ray Bryant
- Trumpet - Don Sickler
- Alto Sax - Bobby Porcelli
- Tenor Sax - Patience Higgins
- Baritone Sax - Jay Brandford
- Bass - Tim Givens
- Drums - Vince Cherico
- Arranger - Don Sickler
Lyric Description: One Fine Day, with lyric by L. Aziza Miller, tells of the joy of merging with a new love, one who makes all past sadness disappear, who makes the passing days and nights glow with magic.
No-vocal version: This is the same arrangement minus the vocal melody, and without the solos. There's a 16-bar instrumental introduction that sets the Latin groove, then one time through the melody to the Coda and ending. Here's a clip of Tina May's vocal version CLIP; here's the minus you track CLIP2. A great opportunity to learn the song. Click on the Minus You tab for more tips.
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.
This lead sheet is also found in our Sing JAZZ! songbook, a collection of stunning, lesser-known vocal selections from the Second Floor Music repertoire (Sing JAZZ! contents).
Both Tina's original and the minus you audio track are in the same key, A minor. There are many software programs available to change the pitch without changing the tempo, if a different key would be better for you. Search "change pitch of music free" on the internet or use something you're familiar with, like GarageBand or Audacity. If you'd like the lead sheet in a different key, 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.
December 24, 1931 – June 2, 2011
Following performances in his native Philadelphia with guitarist Tiny Grimes and as house pianist at the Blue Note Club with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Miles Davis and others, Ray Bryant came to New York in the mid-1950s. His first jazz recording session in New York was with Toots Thielemans (August, 1955) for Columbia Records. That session led to his own trio sessions as well as sessions with vocalist Betty Carter for Epic Records in May and June ("Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant"). On August 5, 1955, Ray recorded with Miles Davis, and on December 2, 1955, with Sonny Rollins, both for Prestige Records. 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...