[Dixielandjazz] Eggs in basket

John Farrell stridepiano at tesco.net
Fri Dec 5 04:21:09 PST 2003

Most people who buy my scores are jazz pianists so I think that the kindest
thing for me to do is to put it in C because in that key the bridge
momentarily resolves into Ab. Some brass playing listmates have said that
they play the tune in Ab which means that this part of the bridge would be
in E natural - ouch!

John Farrell

----- Original Message -----
From: "David W. Littlefield" <dwlit at cpcug.org>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Eggs in basket

> At 05:15 PM 12/4/2003 +0000, John Farrell wrote:
> >Does anyone know the correct key for Irving Berlin's "I'm Putting All My
> >Eggs In One Basket"? I have a very rough tape of Don Lambert playing it
> >which I would like to transcribe, his performance seems to oscillate
> >somewhere around Eb and F. Dave Littlefield has a fake book with the tune
> >C (thanks Sheik).
> My fakebook is the "Irving Berlin Fake Book", which is an authorized
> publication. I wouldn't hesitate to consider the keys of its ca. 200 tunes
> to be authoritative.
> BTW, most tunes have the verse.
> In my opinion, there's no problem with leaving the transcription in the
> performer's key. John's gonna have to decide ultimately which key makes
> most sense...
> --Sheik
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