CathyCate wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:17 am
My guess is the song, "Wave". This bugged me all weekend. Gotta get back to my life now.
Thanks for listening and trying to identify - unfortunately Jobim's famous bossa tune Wave (recorded by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 and many others) is not the tune that is quoted in Assad's Eli's Portrait at least to my ears. If there's a section in the Assad piece where you feel it sounds like Wave just let me know.
Well I thought somebody would post the correct answer by now, oh well...
Here's another clue, the song is written by Sergio Mendes and has been recorded by well known vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Kathleen Battle, The Singers Unlimited, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Betty Buckley (Grizabella (Memory) from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Original Broadway Cast of Cats) Jane Monheit, Natalie Cole, Helen Merrill, B.J. Thomas (famous for singing Bacharach's Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head), Stacey Kent, guitarist Earl Klugh, saxophonist Lee Konitz and many others!
So it's not like it's an obscure song at all, it's a latin/bossa-nova standard.