In a Sentimental Mood - chord melody
"In a Sentimental Mood" is a jazz composition by Duke Ellington composed in 1935. The song is among the greatest jazz "standards" of all times.
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Ellington recorded his best-known version together with John Coltrane, which is featured on Duke Ellington and John Coltrane and Coltrane for Lovers. The original was recorded in D minor, ending in F major, but the later Ellington and Coltrane version was performed in the key of B-flat minor, mainly from B-flat minor 7th to E-flat minor 7th, and then A-flat 13th to D-flat major 7th, with an interesting interlude in A major. The song has been performed by many other artists including Phyllis Hyman, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Django Reinhardt, Lucky Thompson, Jay McShann, Benny Goodman, Pedro Rossi, Billy Joel, Nancy Wilson, Dr. John, Sonny Rollins, Michael Brecker (Steps Ahead), Daniel Barenboim, Edvard Sađil, Larry Coryell (from his 2001 album Inner Urge), Roseanna Vitro (in her 1991 album Reaching for the Moon), Rob Mullins, Archie Shepp, Jessica Williams, and Alex Bugnon. In 2009 Mark Isham & Kate Ceberano recorded a version for their Bittersweet album.