"You stepped out of a dream"

Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
From a different thread:
I think Denis says somewhere among his DVDs, don't play something because you read somewhere this is what you "should" play if (starting out, wanting to move to another plateau, etc.). Play what you like.

For me, rather than GJ standards, what I really like to play are American Songbook standards... and at DiJ I noticed that even Tcha Limburger is into these, too, as evidenced by his concert in which he sang and played another of my faves, "When Your Lover Has Gone".

"You stepped out of a dream" goes back to 1940, and a legion of pop and jazz stars have recorded it

...but for me the classic version will always be the one by Nat King Cole, who in my humble opinion was fully as uber-cool as Django...

"You stepped out of a dream" has great chords for improvising; if you play it at about 140 - 160 bpm, the constant parade of interesting chords to work through is like you're in a batting cage getting pitches lobbed at exactly the right speed and location, and it's almost impossible not to wallop the ball every time!

Attached please find lead sheet and backing track, hope you like this tune...

As my now-deceased father used to say, "If this is the kind of thing you like, then I think you'll really, really like it..."

:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.


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