[Dixielandjazz] Billy Joel

LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing sign.guy at charter.net
Mon Jun 20 16:36:46 PDT 2005

Somehow I don't think so.  Maybe as a bossa or possibly some other Latin.
Swing maybe but that stretches it.  I know some drummers no matter what the
tune, it comes out swing, others its rock.

I just can't imagine that tune as a Dixie.

I have an Idea - play it the way he did.

Larry Walton
St. Louis
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Danielson" <mcvouty78 at hotmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 6:15 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Billy Joel

> >From: Steve barbone <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
> >...maybe Billy Joel is adaptable to Dixieland and/or Jazz. After looking
> >"Just The Way You Are", which IMO is completely adaptable...
> Interesting idea, Steve.  That is a good song, but with an awful lot of
> major 7ths, it seems to me.  Ahmad Jamal recorded a very nice version of
> and I'd be curious as to how it turns out as a trad tune.
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