Over The Rainbow

BigDaddyLH

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Then there was the jazz sax player who was down on his luck in London and decided to jump out a window, sax in hand. When he stepped onto the ledge he saw a perfect rainbow, and he started playing this song. The problem was, he couldn't remember the bridge, so he kept repeating the A section. People down on the street started yelling, "play the bridge, play the bridge!" In frustration he leapt.

Lying on the ground, barely conscious, he heard the ambulance approaching ... DOO-dee DOO-dee DOO-dee
 

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I like the horn work, but a bit flashy for how I hear this song. I believe the definitive version is from the movie, but I offer up this interpretation by Keith Jarrett for your listening, my favorite (along with the IZ rainbow/wonderful world mashup) --

 

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If you ever need to teach somebody what an octave is, tell them to sing the first two syllables to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." They'll smile and say, "Ah, that's what an octave is."

"Some-where" -- a perfect example of an octave.
 

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Thanks! I had to go to my AMG to Jazz to see who he is, I should have had some idea, I'm a big Mingus fan. Beautiful version, wonderful album cover: Love it!
 

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If you ever need to teach somebody what an octave is, tell them to sing the first two syllables to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." They'll smile and say, "Ah, that's what an octave is."

"Some-where" -- a perfect example of an octave.

Learning to recognize intervals is really good ear training. Some great references here:

 

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Drawing a long bow here, but when Deborah Conway namechecks SOTR in the last few lines in this song, it always gives me tingles (and this is a VERY good song, just quietly)

 
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