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 ♭, Ré ); this harmonic movement could have inspired John Coltrane for his “Coltrane Changes”, as found on Giant Steps 3 .
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
- ↑ ( in ) ” Fact Sheet Have You Met Miss Jones ” [ archive ] , on jazzstandards.com (accessed 14 January 2014 ) .
- ↑ ( in ) ” sheet I’d Rather Be Right ” [ archive ] , on lorenzhart.org (accessed 14 January 2014 ) .
- ↑ ( in ) Jay Thomas, ” ” Musicians ‘Comments’ on Giant Steps ” [ archive ] , on jazzstandards.com (accessed 14 January 2014 ) .