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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."
March 30, 2011 | Tom Bekeny; "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to."
Once in a while we like to share some choice reader vids that show of the jazzier potential of the mandolin. This delightful impromptu rendition of the wistful Cole Porter classic "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to" by San Francisco Bay Area musician, Tom Bekeny, is a treat.
Sometimes the most fun are the ones where you grab a recorder, a Band-in-the-Box accompaniment, and in this case, your favorite Collings mandolin, and just blow...
The movie Something to Shout About, filmed in 1942 but released in 1943, introduced this Academy Award-nominated song. It was sung by Don Ameche and Janet Blair in the backstage story, and later popularized by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, and by one of our personal favorites, the recently deceased Kenny Rankin.