“Fly Me To The Moon” is a tune written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally entitled “In Other Words” but the title was later changed to “Fly Me To The Moon”. It has become a very popular song and many think of artists like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole because of their renditions of this tune. Frank Sinatra’s 1964 recording of the tune was actually played for the astronauts on the Apollo 10 and Apollo 11 lunar-orbital missions.
This is a very useful tune to know, and it can be a real favorite for even casual jazz listeners. This tune is most commonly played in the key of C major but it is a good tune to know in every key. This is favorite tune in the repertoire of many vocalists and instrumentalists. It is a standard you simply must know.