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Can’t help lovin dat man (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II)  click for audio  

This beautiful Jerome Kern song is from the musical ‘Show Boat’ .


Can’t take my eyes off of you (Bob Crewe/Bob Gaudio)   click for audio  

Frankie Valli was the first who had a mega succes back in1967 with this song.


Começar de novo (the Island) (Ivan Lins/Vitor Martins)  click for audio  

Ivan Lins' most succesfull song.


Come with me (Tania Maria)   click for audio  

Pah pah oohm bah oohm bah pah pah...   A great Tania Maria tune.


de Wandelclub (Toon Hermans)  click for audio  

Especially for the lovers of Dutch cabaret here’s a song by Toon Hermans.


East of the sun (and west of the moon (Brooks Bowman)   click for audio  

A wonderful Brooks Bowman standard.


Everybody needs a best friend  (Walter Murphy/Seth MacFarlane)  click for audio  

Here is the very charming titlesong of the successful motion-picture “Ted”, sung by Norah Jones.


Fifty ways to leave your lover (Paul Simon)  click for audio  

Paul Simon’s best song...? Funky.


Fine and Mellow (Billie Holiday)    click for audio  

Billie Holiday’s classic blues with a melodic twist.


Fire (Bruce Springsteen)     click for audio  

Made famous by the Pointer Sisters.


Get your way (Jamie Cullum)    click for audio  

Another great Jamie Cullum song.


I don’t need no doctor (Nick Ashford/Valerie Simpson/Jo Armstead)  click for audio  

Recently recorded by John Scofield featuring John Mayer.


I just have to breathe (Burt Bacharach/Hal David)   click for audio  

A beautiful Bacharach ballad with soft trombones and harmon muted trumpets.


I’m checkin’ out, goombye (Billy Strayhorn/Duke Ellington)   click for audio  

A lovely Ellington tune.


I told ya I love ya now get out (Lou Carter/Herb Ellis/John Frigo)  click for audio  

I love this version song, sung by Cybill Shepherd.


I Wish (Stevie Wonder)  click for audio    

I wish I had written this one back in the seventies.


Let's stay together (Al Green)     click for audio  

A vocal big band arrangement of Roberta Flack's great interpretation of this 70's soulfull song.  


Move to the Big Band (Ben Liebrand/Tony Scott)  click for audio  

I love the combination of hip-hop rap and big band.


Nine to five (both the Sheena Easton and Dolly Parton song)   click for audio

Vocal big band versions of these early eighties hits.    


Revelation (Russell Ferrante)   click for audio

A funky gospel-composition by Yellowjackets keyboardplayer Russell Ferrante.


Sister Sadie (Horace Silver)  click for audio  

One of Horace Silvers great tunes.


Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)  click for audio  

This arrangement is for a SATB vocal group with a standard big band.


Streetlife (Joe Sample/Will Jennings)  click for audio  

I have taken the extended version of the Crusaders lp from 1979 as the basic form for this arrangement.


That’s the way (I like it)  (Harry KC Wayne Casey/Richard Finch) click for audio  

A huge disco hit you cannot skip at your parties.


The Jody Grind  (Horace Silver) click for audio  

A Horace Silver classic with naughty lyrics.


Twenty Something (Jamie Cullum) click for audio  

One of Jamie Cullum' hits.


Voulez vous coucher avec moi (Bob Crewe/Kenny Nolan)  click for audio  

This song was first popularized in 1975 by the group Labelle and later sung by Christina Aguilera.


Waters of March (Antonio Carlos Jobim)  click for audio  

Mainly three notes. That’s all Jobim needed for one of his most beautiful songs.


Who can I turn to (Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley)  click for audio  

Leslie Bricusse gave us this wonderful example of how to unfold an ascending melody.


With you I’m born again (David Shire/Carol Connors)  click for audio  

This male/female duet waltz was a hit in 1979 by Billy Preston and Syreeta.


You make me feel so young  (Josef Myrow/ Mack Gordon)   click for audio  

A transcription of the  Frank Sinatra and Charles Aznavour version.


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