3 other Men of Jazz do WHY DO I LOVE YOU too… Or: Miles, Bird ‘n’ Brew in 1948, 1951 & 1989

This is a little P.S. to my recent article.

There’s not much to add than:


3 x’s ‘Why Do I Love You?’ — Playlist

Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern
From the musical Show Boat (New York, 1927 & London, 1928)

Why do I love you?
Why do you love me?
Why should there be two
Happy as we?
Can you see
The why or wherefore
I should be
The one you care for?

I’m a lucky boy,
You are lucky, too.
All our dreams of joy
Seem to come true.
Maybe that’s because you love me,
Maybe that’s why I love you.

Credits & dates:

#1: Miles Davis (tp) Mike Zwerin (tb) Junior Collins (frh) John Barber (tu) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars) John Lewis (p) Al McKibbon (b) Max Roach (d) Kenny Pancho Hagood (voc) Gil Evans (arr, cond) – “Royal Roost”, NYC, September 4, 1948;

#2: Charlie Parker (as) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Roy Haynes (d) Luis Miranda (cga) Jose Mangual (bgo) — NYC, March 12, 1951;

#3: Bruno Leicht & Blue Seven, once upon a time ’round nineteen-hundred-and-eightynine 😉





A grande P.S. from a great singer:

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