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“Lover Man” is a tune written in 1941 by Jimmy Davis, Roger (“Ram”) Ramirez, and James Sherman.
The tune was originally written for vocalist Billie Holiday. Charlie Parker did his own rendition which has been considered one of his most passionate recordings. However, Parker was incredibly intoxicated while recording it and he claimed it was one of his most shameful moments. He definitely fooled the rest of us!
This tune is most commonly played in the key of F Major.

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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