Fly Me To The Moon – 1963

Anita O’Day

The singer during her prime period

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Anita O’Day originally came to fame with the Gene Krupa Orchestra during 1941-42, evolved into a top bebop-oriented singer, and was heard at the peak of her powers during the 1950s and early ‘60s.

In 1963 she was caught live in Sweden, singing “Fly Me To The Moon” with backing from pianist Goran Engdahl, bassist Roman Dylag, and her long-time drummer John Poole.

She begins the song as a ballad and then gradually gets it swinging; notice how she controls the trio with her movements and signals.

-Scott Yanow


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