|The classic song “Some day My Prince Will Come” originated form the 1937 Disney animated movie “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Written by Larry Morey and Frank Churchhill, it ranks at number 19 in the American Film Institutes list of the 100 greatest songs in movie history. In 1957, after Dave Brubeck put a version of the song on his album “Dave Digs Disney” the song went onto become a popular jazz standard with versions by artists such as Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock.
Album – Solo
A master of fingerstyle guitar, Martin Taylor often cites Bill Evans has one of the players who inspired him and I think you can hear the influence of the left hand stabs I mention below in my Bill Evans critique in Martin’s playing.
Album – A New Album
Great vocal Version by Jazz singer Lena Horne
Album – Portrait in Jazz
Great reharmonisation in this version from Bill Evans. We can learn a lot from Bill Evans Left hand chord stabs as he’s soloing with the right hand. In Jazz we call this comping. The type of chord shapes that are ideal for comping are covered in our guitar lessons.
Album – Some Day My Prince Will Come
Listen out for the pedal note on the bass. It helps set up a great groove for the tune before Miles comes in on the trumpet. This is great example of why you should listen to different versions of a tune for inspirations and ideas.
Album – Disney Jazz Volume 1
Version by the guy who first made “Some Day My Prince Will Come” popular as a Jazz Standard. It really takes off as it builds and builds.
|Which artist’s version of Some Day My Prince Will Come would you recommend? Tell me about it and I can feature it here