Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In A Sentimental Mood

So I realize how much posting everyday improved my ukulele playing. I had a couple of students cancel today, and I decided to record Duke Ellington's In A Sentimental Mood. It's a fun but challenging song. Here's Duke on the tune:

"We had played a big dance in a tobacco warehouse, and afterwards a friend of mine, an executive in the North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, threw a party for us. I was playing piano when another one of our friends had some trouble with two chicks. To pacify them, I composed this there and then, with one chick standing on each side of the piano."

My Zimbio