My One and Only Love - WikipediaCopyright - JazzStandards. My One and Only Love Wood and lyrics by Jack Lawrence. In Vic Damone recorded the song as did Tony Martin the following year, but neither could generate a hit. And then Robert Mellin appeared on the scene.
My One And Only Love sheet music for voice and other instruments
Back to its Roots. Note the crowded walk-down in the first measure. It's a nice contrast to the ascending melody, but also maybe a little busy; it seems to distract from the melody a bit. There's also a series of inverted chords in the following measures. There's nothing wrong with them, but I feel that maybe it sounds a bit too clever for the subject matter.
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John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Chick Corea Akoustic Band. Joshua Redman. While this can be a little confusing at first glance, it makes sense once you play the bass notes by themselves a few times. They just go down the scale, with a little chromaticism on the F and F. Good old-fashioned counterpoint, just like Old Bach used to write! The melody and bass line are perfectly balanced against each other, and the chords just fill it in harmonically.
Published in , it is a conventional bar song with four 8-bar sections, including a bridge "Type A" or "AABA" song structure. Typically performed as a ballad, it has an aria-like melody that is a challenge to many vocalists; in the key of C, the song's melody extends from G below middle C to the second D above middle C. Wood and lyrics by Jack Lawrence. Vocalist Vic Damone recorded this version in , but it was unsuccessful. Then popular saxophonist Charlie Ventura saw the song's "jazz potential" and recorded the first instrumental version in the very same year. As an instrumental jazz standard, it remained predominantly a song for tenor saxophonists.