From the Studio #26

Tea for Two

Vincent Youmans’ ingenious tune with clever words by Irving Caesar has been interpreted by many. I like, among others, a well-arranged version by Don Redman’s Orchestra from the thirties. The changes are a bit too difficult to make it a vehicle to use in a jam session with traditional jazz, so I have not played it much, to be honest never in public as far as I can remember. 

Today in my studio I play the melody, sing, and take an improvised solo to a clarinet and saxophone background.