03 Nov Topic: Jazz VocalistsThe Song: Fly Me To The Moon
Topic: Jazz VocalistsThe Song: Fly Me To The Moon This is a jazz standard (a song that most jazz musicians and listeners know very well). One version is by Frank Sinatra, the established jazz vocalist, and the other version is by Diana Krall, the contemporary jazz pianist/singer. We will discuss and compare the two versions of the song.The paper: about a page or so. You can write in an informal manner; just like speaking in class.What to include: answer the questions the best you can. Give your reaction and opinions.The Questions: Is this song relaxed or tense in mood? Why?Which jazz stylistic period does this song represent? (dixieland, swing, bebop, or cool.) Why? Is it due to the instruments, size of the band, tempo, dynamics, or texture? Give your opinion.Is this song suitable for dancing, listening or both? Why?Do each of their voices work well for this song, yes or no, and why?Do they present the song in a musical rather than in a mechanical fashion?Which version is accompanied by a big band and which one is accompanied by a small combo?Does the brief piano solo in the Krall version add or take away from the song? Why?Which version do you like better and why?Do you like or not like the song itself (the melody)? Why? Give several reasons.Would you listen to these vocalists or similar vocal jazz songs in the future?