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  1. Harlem Nocturne

From the recording Harlem Nocturne

 This is one of the most recognizable and frequently recorded melodies to come out of the 40's(actually 1939) by a composer who penned many a TV show theme song(Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, The Mod Squad). This song became the theme for the television series “”Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer”. I did a little update to this classic to bring this haunting melody to today's party. I love the simple, yet harmonically rich melody against the straight ahead swinging/driving groove.  Mix in the vocal and horn layers and you have a nicely balanced musical cocktail.