Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Johnny, Irving & Ernie

Every now and then, the editorial staff at JazzProfiles gets a hankering for some vocal Jazz.

On a recent trip, we heard this Johnny Hartman performance of Irving Berlin's Blues Skies on the car radio and liked it so much that we thought we'd use it as the audio track to the following video tribute to Johnny.

The arrangement is by Ernie Wilkens.  Lucky Thompson takes the tenor solo, Howard McGhee does the honors on trumpet and Tony Ortega plays the alto solo.