Tunes on Tuesday – All You Need To Say (Never Say Yes)

Why this tune?

“Never Say Yes” is one of my favorite instrumental tracks from one of my favorite albums, the classic “Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley” session I mentioned in an earlier Tunes On Tuesday. This vocal version, “All You Need To Say”, comes from Karrin Allyson’s 2006 album Footprints, featuring classic bop tunes with superb lyrics by Chris Caswell.  The lyrics, performed by Karrin with Nancy King, add more layers of emotional power to the song.

Dig this detail!

There’s super songwriting craft here, like in this line: ” And there’s no way of telling / Just how high a dream will take you” with that word “high” on the high note. That’s attention to detail!

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Here’s the instrumental version from the Cannonball / Nancy Wilson recording.

Published by Oren Levine

Jazz pianist and composer from Washington, DC. Also a digital product and technology consultant currently working with nonprofit cllients

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