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The Reality Book is an immersive HD video & studio audio play-along experience, combining charts, transcriptions and exercises in a visceral, dynamic, playing and learning environment for jazz musicians of all levels.
EASY COME, EASY GO (based on IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU)
Like many standards, Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin's "If I Should Lose You" was a song written for film in the '30s. It came to the forefront of the jazz repertoire when it was featured on Charlie Parker's landmark 1949 recording "Bird with Strings." Often performed as a ballad, Geof Bradfield's "Easy Come, Easy Go" is medium-tempo and lightly swinging, opening in "2" and then walking for the 2nd chorus of soloing. Still very popular among vocalists, "If I Should Lose You" is also a versatile tune for modern jazz groups, with its harmonic movement and expressive melody allowing for a wide range of interpretations.