Sometime Ago (vocal) – Sergio Mihanovich
Sergio Mihanovich's best-known composition (with his own lyric) and an international jazz standard, Sometime Ago has been recorded at a variety of tempos, keys and styles: it works every time!
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- Recording: Irene Kral - Kral Space
- Recorded on: June, 1977
- Label: Catalyst (CAT 7625)
- Concert Key: C
- Vocal Range: Alto, F3 to B4
- Style: Ballad
- Vocal - Irene Kral
- Vibes, Chimes - Emil Richards
- Piano - Alan Broadbent
- Bass - Fred Atwood
- Drums - Nick Ceroli
This ballad tempo is how Sergio Mihanovich originally imagined the song. Irene Kral sings the first half of the melody rubato, accompanied by piano and occasionally chimes. The bass, drums, and vibes come in for the second half of the melody. 3/4 at this slow tempo is still relatively rare in jazz; this recording shows how well it can work.
Lyric Description: This expressive, elegant lyric reflects on the ending of a relationship.
minus you An accompaniment-only MP3 is available, in C concert. This is a one chorus ballad treatment, the way the composition was originally conceived. Great for instrumentalists and vocalists. The melody chorus is set up with a four-measure introduction by pianist Cecilia Coleman and here's a clip clip.
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.
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...