Sans Souci

“Sans Souci”
(Written and arranged by Reynold D. Philipsek 2000 copyright Zino-Rephi Music BMI)
Flute-Al Asmus
Bass-Jeff Engholm
Engineer-John Hammond

As we start to feel Spring here is a little music.

This is one of the tunes I always play live and the summer schedule is now posted here at under the Shows tab.

Like many of my more “durable” tunes, there are several recorded versions of this song but this is the first version.

This song has long been a “standard” in the live repertoire.

“Sans Souci” roughly means “without worry” and this title has always amused those who know me best because it’s an open secret that I’m a worrier. This remains (to my mind) the “Greenwich Village/Beatnik” version because the flute sets up that vibe.

I like to play this song with violinist Gary Schulte (I have several gigs with him this summer and fall). Gary can always find the “soul” of these changes.

Be kind.