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268: “I Only Have Eyes For You” by Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy

Lester Bowie Fantasizes WellWritten in 1934, the standard “I Only Have Eyes For You” has been done and re-done.

I wouldn’t have imagined posting the song on this site until I heard this version (on Improvisations/WUOT) by Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy. This track is from their 1985 album I Only Have Eyes For You, which is full of good stuff.

I personally only have eyes for sight. And for some razzle dazzle on the upper part of my face.

“I Only Have Eyes For You.” … And for everyone else, his eyes disappear?

“Dude! Where are your eyes?!?!”

“Tim, is that you? I’m glad you’re here. I only have eyes for Becky.”

“That’s sick, man. You look nasty without eyes. I can’t look at you. I think I can smell your eye sockets.”

“I’m sorry. It’s just that I only have eyes for Becky. So I need you to ask her to come back over if you see her. I’m having trouble without eyes. I wish I only had eyes for the coffee table. I think I broke my shin a few minutes ago.”

And so on… Enjoy.

Song: I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist: Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy
Album: I Only Have Eyes For You
Label: ECM
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes
Listen: MOG
Watch: YouTube (Cut)

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