I Hear A Rhapsody by John Coltrane

This jam track:

  • Key of Eb
  • 100 BPM
  • Repeats 3 times
  • Style: Medium-Swing

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Reference Track (With Bass)

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As Performed by John Coltrane

I Hear a Rhapsody” is a 1941 pop song that became a jazz standard, composed by George Fragos, Jack Baker, and Dick Gasparre. Written in 1940, in 1941 it was a top 10 hit for three separate artists, Charlie Barnet, Jimmy Dorsey and Dinah Shore. “I Hear a Rhapsody” was at the top of “Your Hit Parade” in 1941. It was featured in the 1952 film noir Clash by Night, in which it was sung by Tony Martin.

Notable recordings of this song include:

  • Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra with Bob Carroll (1941)
  • Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly (1941)
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra with Herb Jeffries and Ben Webster (1941)
  • Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra, NBC radio performance from January 30, 1941
  • Erroll Garner on Overture to Dawn (Vol. 1) (1944)
  • Frank Sinatra, single with “I Could Write a Book” (1952)
  • Zoot Sims with Bob Brookmeyer on Tonite’s Music Today (1956)
  • Patti Page on Music for Two in Love (1956)
  • Jackie McLean on Makin’ the Changes (1960)
  • Billy Eckstine on Once More with Feeling (1960)
  • John Coltrane on Lush Life (1961)

Performed by Emmet Cohen w/ Alexa Tarantino & Tatum Greenblatt

Larry McKenna, Neil Podgurski, David Brodie