This month's tune is a classic to end all classics, and tons of fun to play. My trio plays it in F, and I'll add the chart we use later. It was written in 1917, music by Art Hickman & lyrics by Harry Williams. It's named after the Rose Room in the St. Francis Hotel. My favorite Django version is up tempo & driving, recorded in Paris in 1937. Here's a link to it:
Jazz history buffs will surely know the famous story of John Hammond arranging for Charlie Christian to jam with Benny Goodman, in hopes of him wowing the extremely popular band leader. The story goes that the unknown Christian called it as an impromptu jam with Goodman's band & ended up jamming for 45 minutes with them on it, since no one wanted it to stop. That sealed the deal for Goodman, who asked Christian to join his band then & there. I'm a huge Charlie Christian fan, and I particularly enjoy the tunes that he & Django both recorded, like this one. Others include I've Found A New Baby, Honeysuckle Rose, Topsy, Stardust & Dinah, but that should be a topic for another thread here. Other notable recordings include those by Duke Ellington & Nat King Cole.