Fly Me To The MoonFrank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
I’ve loved this song for a long time, but I’ve only just learned that Frank’s singing in front of the Count Basie Orchestra on this cut. That would explain the way the instruments just dip in and out of the arrangement and the awesome horn flourishes that start to kick in about halfway through the track. Above all, I love the lightness of the first few piano notes just before the song really gets going — it’s like the band is already up on the moon and Frank is just asking for a little help to get there too.