Something Unusual (vocal) – Sergio Mihanovich
A slow swing describing the almost-indescribable feeling of being in love, experiencing the joy of loving. Complete track with vocal plus Minus You practice track with flugelhorn background and an open solo chorus for you.
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- Recording: Gloria Cooper - Dedicated To You
- Recorded on: October 1, 2004
- Label: Origin (82450)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: Alto, F3 to G4
- Style: Swing (slow)
- Vocal, Piano - Gloria Cooper
- Flugelhorns and muted Trumpet - Don Sickler
- Bass - Tim Givens
- Drums - Vince Cherico
- Arranger - Don Sickler
Lyric Description: With a lyric by the composer himself, this song encapsulates the undefinable and incomparable "something" that is the feeling of being in love with someone. It not only changes the outlook of the lover, but prevents the two from being apart, seeming strange in its tenderness.
No-Vocal Version: This version, like Gloria's recording, contains the four-bar instrumental intro. Then it's your turn to shape the melody with the flugelhorn background. After the interlude there's one solo chorus for you, then the interlude leads back to the melody which eventually goes to a coda. All of this is clearly indicated in the vocal lead sheet.
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.
He came to the US during the 1950s where he met and became friendly with such musicians as trumpeter Art Farmer and saxophonist Benny Golson. Many of his compositions were written during that period. His most well-known title, Sometime Ago, was recorded instrumentally by Farmer and other musicians. The vocal version is in our Sing JAZZ! songbook, a collection of stunning, lesser-known vocal selections from the Second Floor Music repertoire (Sing JAZZ! contents).
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May 8, 1937 – May 7, 2012
Sergio Mihanovich was a beloved composer in his native Buenos Aires. In Argentina, Sergio was active in many areas: writing soundtracks for Argentine films and theatrical productions; working in nightclubs; recording in both jazz (performing and recording with saxophonist Gato Barbieri) and pop settings; as an educator; and as a writer of both music and words. In the 1960s Sergio lived in the United States for a time, writing the songs that eventually became part of the Second Floor Music catalog and working as a pianist/vocalist/composer. Read more...