Shinjuku Twilight – Eddie Higgins
This simple, charming song is reminiscent of a standard, but with a slightly Japanese flavor. The intro is essentially a verse, with the head being the chorus.
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- Recording: Eddie Higgins - If Dreams Come True
- Recorded on: July 6, 7 & 8, 2004
- Label: Venus (TKCV 35342)
- Concert Key: A minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Piano - Eddie Higgins
- Bass - Jay Leonhart
- Drums - Joe Ascione
The D section has an especially '20s sound harmonically and melodically: making the melody relatively diatonic over a Dm7 - D♯dim7 - C/E "walk up." The end of this phrase goes in a quite unexpected direction given its beginning, moving to B♭ before resolving back to A minor.
February 21, 1932 – August 31, 2009
A highly regarded pianist and composer, Eddie Higgins's career spanned over 50 years. Born in Cambridge, MA, Eddie learned piano from his mother. He began his professional career in Chicago while studying at Northwestern University's music school. Eddie worked in many of Chicago's top jazz clubs, like the Brass Rail, Preview Lounge, Blue Note, Cloister Inn and Jazz Ltd,, but his longest affiliation was with the London House, where he led the house trio from 1957-1969. Read more...