Monday, September 1, 2008

Most Well-Known Jazz Song, Part 2

YAYYAYYAY!!! Here it is, PART 2!!!!

It's been a fun little experiment, of course with no concrete information! But here's a general idea of what went down.

The public thought the three most famous jazz songs to be The Girl from Ipanema, In The Mood, and It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing).

Also on their list was Take Five, My Funny Valentine, Maple Leaf Rag, and What a Wonderful World.

The jazzers estimation was much more loony. Somehow, the winner was 'Round Midnight!?!?!?! Coming in a close second was Summertime and So What. (so what?!?!?!?!?!?!?!) Third was tied between Take the "A" Train, Chameleon, Girl From Ipanema, In The Mood, Take Five, All The Things You Are, and Autumn Leaves.

Then they got weird. I got votes for Alexander's Ragtime Band, Confirmation, Naima, Black Market, and something i've never even heard of called Koln Concert.


Ok, that's all for now. Make your own decisions...

What do you think about the study, and what do you think is the most well-known jazz song? Let me know in the comments, and if I get enough response, I'll publish a part 3!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Koln Concert is a Keith Jarrett album documenting, of all things, a concert he gave in Koln. Solo piano, he went in with loosely defined plans of what to play, and sort of just played for like an hour and a half. Themes are presented, developed and reappear, some things swing, some are straight. It's kind of a cool album.