Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Swinging Jazz

When I look at elite songs in the global songbook I think "Some Enchanted Evening" is perfection. "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserable is also elite...also, "Memories" from Cats. Musical Theater has the historical tradition of employing the great songwriters and all of these are from that arena. But it's not my favorite. Nat's approach to "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down" is also perfection but it's also not my favorite. Chet Baker's stab at "I Get Along Without You Very Well" is very good and I'll never get tired of playing "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". But it has to be "Frim Fram Sauce" that is my favorite because it's clever and it swings and there's a story to be told and a moral and it isn't sappy. Pointless to rank elite songs but these all are immortal.
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