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Man, those cats could write a tune...

Discussion in 'The RedBanned Bar & Grill' started by Mike Worth, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. So, I'm finishing up EIS this month, and I have to do a bunch of jazz arrangements of song standards.

    I'm in the middle of working through "Pure Imagination", and man... that song, it brings tears to my eyes. Just such a lovely set of lyrics, and so tightly balanced with a beautiful, expressive melody, that is thematically developed organically, and tightly.

    I am sounding like a dinosaur, but I do miss those great songwriters of old... the "great american songbook" cats... Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, etc. Those Tin Pan Alley cats could write a tune... :)

    Also, I've listened to a bunch of covers of this song, and, in my opinion, no one does it better than Gene. RIP, man.

    Mike
     
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