This is a rather daring live performance of Antonio Carlos Jobim's Insensatez (How Insensitive) in that we'd never rehearsed it. But Haim is so awsome on piano, I knew I could trust him to bring out something wonderful.
It is a sad and beautiful song considered a standard amongst jazz musicians around the world. Nearly all of us include it in our reportoire.
I wondered somewhere after I had started singing if I had chosen the right key. But we were past the point of no return once that thought had occured to me. I don't think I've ever heard it sung this high, but I kinda like the way it came out. I hope you enjoy it.
In any case we both had a ball at this Broadway Cabaret performance in the spring of 2007 hosted by Billy Shepard and Judy Jourdan at Dillons.
Audio by Denosis
Video by John Robert Cruz (The Interplanetary Rapper)
Haim Cotton is a member of Project Grand Slam
There are more Haim Cotton videos here on youtube.com. If you place his name in the search field, you will no doubt be very impressed with what you find.
"Mr. Cotton came to the U.S. from Israel at age 22, having already worked on 15 records with the country's top artists.
He trained as a classical and jazz musician, and is currently on the faculty of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at New School University.
His music, which encompasses a wide variety of styles, has been used by organizations throughout the world, including Walt Disney, Coca-Cola, Apple Computer, The Jerry Lewis Telethon and CNN..."
The above article and more about Mr. Haim Cotton at:
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Hightstown High School
Mercer County Community College
Columbia University Composer
Pat Metheny response.