There Is No Greater Love

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"There Is No Greater Love" is a 1936 jazz standard composed by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Marty Symes. It was the last hit song for Jones's orchestra before the bandleader turned the orchestra over to Woody Herman, beginning the latter's 50-year career as a bandleader.[1]

The song is often played as a ballad – an example of this approach is Dinah Washington's 1954 recording on Dinah Jams. Medium-tempo swing renditions have also been recorded by several artists, including Miles Davis on two occasions.[2]



  1. ^ Jeremy Wilson: "There Is No Greater Love" overview at - retrieved on 19 May 2009
  2. ^ Noah Baerman: "There Is No Greater Love" analysis at - retrieved on 19 May 2009

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