Without You – Renee Rosnes & Shelley Brown
This vocal piece is a meditative, haunting ballad that showcases Renee Rosnes's compositional talents.
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- Recording: Gloria Cooper - Dedicated To You
- Recorded on: October 1 & 21, 2004
- Label: Origin (82450)
- Concert Key: C minor, E minor
- Vocal Range: Contralto, E-flat3 to A-flat4
- Style: Ballad
- Vocal - Gloria Cooper
- Flugelhorn - Don Sickler
- Tenor Sax - Wayne Escoffery
- Guitar - Freddie Bryant
- Piano - Gloria Cooper
- Bass - Tim Givens
Lyric Description: This poetic lyric by Shelley Brown compares a lover to the moon and stars--a source of beautiful light in the night. Without him, the night is just darkness. It is left to the singer to decide whether this is a romantic love song or a despondent description of life after love has ended.
No vocal version: Our no-vocal version has the same instrumentation as Gloria's recording but has a different form. It begins with the four-bar instrumental introduction, but goes through the head just once before ending. This song offers good practice for sustained notes in the lower register and keeping track of time without a drummer.
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.
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born on March 24, 1962
Few can deny that Renee Rosnes is one of the most important pianists and composers in contemporary jazz. As a child, Renee was initially attracted to classical piano, but became interested in jazz during high school. She went on to study classical piano performance at the University of Toronto but returned to Vancouver to pursue jazz. Renee quickly rose to the top of Vancouver's active jazz scene and performed as a sideman with Joe Farrell and Dave Liebman while still in her teens. Read more...