Have You Met Miss Jones is a song written in1937 with musicbyRichard Rodgers(music) andLorenz Hart(words) for the musical I’d Rather Be Right  (in) . This piece has become ajazz standard 1 . In the musical, the song is performed by Joy Hodges and Austin Marshall 2 .

The bridge of the piece presents modulations in major thirds ( Si ♭, Sol ♭,  ); this harmonic movement could have inspired John Coltrane for his “Coltrane Changes”, as found on Giant Steps 3 .

Notable versions

This piece has been taken up by many artists, including:

  • George Shearing (1947)
  • Ella Fitzgerald on her album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook  (in) (1956)
  • Frank Sinatra on her album Sinatra Swings  (in) (1961)
  • McCoy Tyner , on her album Reaching Fourth  (in) (1963)
  • Joe Pass , on his album Virtuoso  (in) (1973)
  • Martial Solal , on his album Jazz ‘n (e) motion (1998) and Live at the Village Vanguard (2008)
  • Robbie Williams , on the soundtrack to the movie The Diary of Bridget Jones (2001). We find this song on Swing When You’re Winning
  • John Scatman , on the compilation Listen To The Scatman (2002)

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ( in ) ” Fact Sheet Have You Met Miss Jones ”  [ archive ] , on jazzstandards.com (accessed 14 January 2014 ) .
  2. ↑ ( in ) ” sheet I’d Rather Be Right ”  [ archive ] , on lorenzhart.org (accessed 14 January 2014 ) .
  3. ↑ ( in ) Jay Thomas, ” ” Musicians ‘Comments’ on Giant Steps ”  [ archive ] , on jazzstandards.com (accessed 14 January 2014 ) .