Composer: Frank Loesser
Arranger: Phil Mattson
Publisher: JW Pepper
Edition: 08602192
Voicing: SSAA or SATB
Setting: Medium Easy A Cappella Ballad


Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

With the recent passing of Vocal Jazz Giant Phil Mattson it only seemed right to include one of his arranging masterpieces! This tune has fallen under the ‘tried and true’ category in ACDA articles and presentations for many years. The chart demands rubato phrasing but the rhythm is written in such a way that it is not terribly difficult to understand the natural push and pull of the lyric and line. Phil’s voice leading is impeccable. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to hear and learn about an important contributor to vocal jazz history.

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