“ALFIE” – composed in 1966 (for the movie of the same title) with lyrics by Hal David and music by Burt Bacharach. I’ve always been a fan of Burt Bacharach’s composing and of this song which has a beautiful and memorable melody, poignant lyrics, unusual and interesting harmony and an odd bar form. There are many fantastic versions of this song recorded by vocalists. From pianists, one of my favorite version is from Bill Evans. Bill’s lush voicings, sense of harmony and touch is impeccable. Brad Mehldau’s version with his trio is also excellent. I first played around with the song today on piano and experimented with a few reharmonized chords here and there. Hope you enjoy it.
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