New to me, pop star Amy Winehouse recorded the Monk standard 'Round Midnight. She doesn't have the talent for this and the recording is not the best e.g. when the baritone sax moves back and forth from left and right channels. Still, I can accept the contemporary groove arrangement. Ok, to be precise, I want to accept the contemporary groove arrangement but I'm not up to it.
Someone on AllAboutJazz has transcribed the changes in this version. Here's a comment from the forum:
OTT: Her "changes " are basically watered down versions of the original changes ( I particularly miss the descending root -ma7 -mi 7 inner part in the first couple bars and her omitting the EMA7 AMA7 in the third phrase )
Worth nothing: Sting didn't mess with the original changes when he recorded this song ..
I've never heard the Sting version. Nor have I heard the version composed for pianist Emanuele Arciuli by the late Milton Babbitt, as part of Round Midnight Variations. I have heard Winehouse's F* Me Pumps, though...