Monthly Archives: October 2013


Here’s a lovely tune by Manuel Ponce called Estrellita (“Little Star”).  It has been recorded hundreds of times, by such diverse artists as Jasha Heifetz, Benny Goodman, Mantovani, Joshua Bell, Byron Lee, Felix Mendelssohn, Jethro Burns, the list goes on… This lead sheet is based on a Sonny Stitt version, itself based on Charlie Parker’s South of the Border recording for Verve.  Sonny calls it “Estralita”.