[Dixielandjazz] "Just The Way You Are" 'If it gets off the groun' ....'

Ric Giorgi ricgiorgi at sympatico.ca
Wed Jun 22 02:44:54 PDT 2005

Part of what paid for my university education was having the great privilege
of playing with a fantastic pianist in London Ontario (yes the home of the
Lombardo's), John Nubarian. That guy could swing anything! We did "Just the
Way You Are" and "Fire and Rain" was another he was amazing with and this
was when those were brand new tunes. 

To me, it really boils down to that Satchmo quote about 'if it gets / if it
don' get off the ground.... it don't matter what you're playing'  

>-----Original Message-----
>From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com [mailto:dixielandjazz-
>bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of Steve barbone
>Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 12:17 AM
>To: LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing; DJML
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Billy Joel "Just The Way You Are" coversion
>LARRY at sign.guy at charter.net wrote: (some polite snips)
>> Of course anything is possible in music but sometimes you just shouldn't
>> muck with perfect.  It's a matter of taste.  Of course any tune with a
>> harmonic progression can be "adapted" to anything and a jazz line can be
>> played with it and of course anything with a melody can have a
>> countermelody, that I think, is a given.
>Agree except that I don't know what "perfect" is.


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