We're In Love Again – Harry Carney
Harry Carney wrote the perfect feature for his extraordinary sound with this romantic ballad. The debut recording featured a string arrangement by Gerald Wilson.
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- Recording: Harry Carney - Harry Carney With Strings
- Recorded on: December 13-14, 1954
- Label: Clef (MGC 640)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Ballad
- Baritone Sax - Harry Carney
- Trumpet - Ray Nance
- French Horn - Tony Miranda
- Clarinet - Jimmy Hamilton
- Violin - Mac Ceppos, Martin Donegan, Ben Gerrard, Gene Orloff, Sylvan Shulman, Zelly Smirnoff
- Viola - Howard Kay, Isadore Zir
- Cello - Sidney Edwards, Alan Shulman
- Harp - Doris Johnson
- Guitar - Billy Bauer
- Piano - Leroy Lovett
- Bass - Wendell Marshall
- Drums - Louie Bellson
This arrangement has a four-measure intro. Harry plays the first A section in his lowest register, and the rest of the melody an octave higher. The first chorus is followed by another A section in the key of G, which starts unexpectedly after only seven measures of the C section. The first four measures of this section are played by baritone sax and clarinet two octaves apart, with strings harmonizing in the middle; Harry takes over for the rest of the melody here. After this section is another bridge and C section back in the original key; Harry solos on the bridge (staying close to the melody) and plays the out C section melody low at first and ending high. A six-measure coda starting on the last measure of the head is shown in the lead sheet. The arrangement ends on an unexpected E♭m6 chord.
A Melody Transcription is available for the entire track, for all editions. This transcription shows all the articulations and dynamics. Dynamic contrast is an essential element of Carney's (and many other Ellingtonians') ballad playing. Not only good for learning expression, but a nice sight reading exercise.
April 1, 1910 – October 8, 1974
Harry Carney is widely revered as the first important voice on the baritone saxophone. Best known for his association with Duke Ellington, he arguably did more than any other band member to define the Ellington sound. He certainly had the longest run of any sideman in the Ellington band. Read more...