I need this for my music coursework. For my solo piece I am doing blue moon on guitar. I have chosen the Mel Torme version to write about. I know that its style is classical jazz but I dont know what are any characteristics features of that syle. Any help (song) Well, I have your answer. This version is jazz because of: The gentle rocking beat. The slightly "scat" style of singing (as in Blu-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-e Moon at the beginning. Funky Phrasing of the Lyric in the middle. Very good improvised trumpet backing. Blue Moon, as written, is just a straight Ballad
Mel and a bevy of beauties groove through his classic tune on "The Judy Garland Show. "