Jazzman

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"Jazzman" is a 1974 song performed by Carole King, from her album Wrap Around Joy. King composed the music for the song, while David Palmer (formerly of Steely Dan) wrote the lyrics. The song is best known for its lengthy saxophone solos, performed by Tom Scott, while King sings an ode to "the Jazzman" and the effect he has on her. Curtis Amy, saxophonist, composer, and former musical director for the Ray Charles band, was the "jazz man" of the song. Shortly after arriving on the Billboard Hot 100 the single rose to the #2 spot for a week in mid-November 1974 (stuck behind "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman Turner Overdrive). The song also reached No. 4 on the Billboard easy listening chart. The B-side of the "Jazzman" single was "You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine". The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1975 in the category Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, losing out to Olivia Newton-John's song "I Honestly Love You". The song is prominently featured in the Simpsons episode "'Round Springfield", sung by Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson. The song is presented as a duet between Lisa and recurring character Bleeding Gums Murphy, who plays the saxophone. 


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2008
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Lift me, won't you lift me above the old routine;
Make it nice, play it clean jazzman

When the jazzman's testifyin' a faithless man believes
He can sing you into paradise or bring you to your knees

It's a gospel kind of feelin', a touch of Georgia slide,
A song of pure revival and a style that's sanctified

Jazzman take my blues away;
Make my pain the same as yours with every change you play
Jazzman, oh jazzman

When the jazzman's signifyin', and the band is windin' low
It's the late night side of morning in the darkness of his soul

He can fill a room with sadness as he fills his horn with tears
He can cry like a fallen angel when risin' time is near

Jazzman take my blues away;
Make my pain the same as yours with every change you play
Oh lift me, won't you lift me with ev'ry turn around;
Play it sweetly, take me down, oh jazzman

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Carole King

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. As a singer, her Tapestry album topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971, and remained on the charts for more than six years. more »

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