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Old 03-25-2010, 03:16 AM
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Default Re: Pat Metheny on Kenny G and other Jazz greats

Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
Just what Armstrong himself {the real substance in question} did with it just like many other great jazz players did with popular tunes of the day before and after that makes it a legendary track. The jazz interpretation and the individual jazz "voice" of Armstrong brought the tune to real life.

Not my favorite for jazz tunes for sure but it sure beats the hell out of KG's take on it over top of the original that's a given for me.
Rubbish. Armstrong didn't even play on it. He was stood in front of a microphone and sang the words on the paper in front of him, didn't you know that? "Jazz interpretation" indeed. "Legendary track." Are you serious?

Louis Armstrong did indeed cut many legendary tracks, but to say that "What A Wonderful World" is one of them is ridiculous.

P.S. The song was first offered to Tony Bennett. He hated it.
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