If You Could See Me Now (song)
"If You Could See Me Now" is a 1946 jazz standard, composed by Tadd Dameron. He wrote it especially for vocalist Sarah Vaughan, a frequent collaborator. Lyrics were written by Carl Sigman and it became one of her signature songs, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.
- Sarah Vaughan's 1946 original recording was released through Musicraft Records. It also appeared on her 1981 album Send in the Clowns with the Count Basie Orchestra.
- Gil Evans recorded a version for his 1957 album Gil Evans & Ten
- Chet Baker recorded it for his 1959 album Chet.
- Bill Evans recorded his version of the song for his 1962 album Moon Beams.
- Jaco Pastorius covered the song in 1985 during a televised concert in Belgium.
- Mel Tormé recorded a notable version in 1995 with Canadian trombonist and bandleader Rob McConnell.
- Giddins, Gary (18 May 2000). Visions of Jazz: The First Century. Oxford University Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-19-513241-0. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- Gioia, Ted (9 May 2011). The History of Jazz. Oxford University Press. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-19-539970-7. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- "If You Could See Me Now". Jazz Standards.com. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
- "Jaco Pastorius - If You Could See Me Now". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
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