C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) - JazzWax

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November 20, 2008


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Oui, les "clips" sont si bons aussi, avec une Kitt-cat, un Hoot-donc (le monsieur Fribourg), le cri de coeur du jeune Ylves, et les Belles Dames sans Mersey Beat. Mais Paris? Absent. Domage. Au revoir, Tristesse. Ainsi... nous demandons: encore, mon ami!

Michael Biel

Freberg's line on Heartbreak Hotel "That's close enough for jazz" is not about the piano playing, it is about tuning the guitar. This is a FAMOUS line concerning tuning, not playing skills. Even Jack Benny used it (although without the jazz reference) when tuning up his violin and he hides the fact that he has his finger on the A string sharpening the note, and then he says "That's close enough."

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