Edward Willett

The Way You Look Tonight, Edward Willett version

Playing with new audio software today at the same time I was picking out a song for an audition tonight, I made the recording below of Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields’s “The Way You Look Tonight,” from the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie Swing Time. It won’t make anyone forget Fred Astaire’s version, or Tony Bennett’s version, or for that matter anyone of dozens of other recorded versions…but I had fun. Think of this as a proof of concept rather than a truly finished recording, proof that I can do something not half bad with the equipment and software I have at home.

Which means, of course, I may inflict more music on you in the future.

Anyway, have a listen:

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Who’s the accompanist? No one: I purchased the sheet music from Musicnotes.com. They have a free app that plays the sheet music for you–just the piano part, or piano and vocal together.

As Paul Simon sang (and that was years ago now), “This is the age of miracles and wonders…”

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