I've Heard That Song Before is a podcast about the jazz standards of the Great American Songbook. In each episode, one song is explored by jazz musician host, Joe Hunter, and his jazz musician guest. You'll hear 4 different renditions of the selected song introduced by the hosts who compare and contrast the merits of each adaptation. At the end of each episode, you'll also get to hear a related bonus song. The easy-going conversational format of the show makes it enjoyable for both jazz buffs and novices alike. Episodes are all approximately 35 minutes.

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"I Feel Pretty"

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Host: Joe Hunter

Guest: Dennis Lewin

American Standard: “I Feel Pretty” (1957)

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Featured Performers: Marni Nixon, Sophie Milman, Oscar Peterson, & Sarah Vaughan

Bonus Track: “Somewhere”

Performed by: Jim Bryant & Marni Nixon

Podcast Summary: Joe and Dennis listen with you to 4 renditions of "I Feel Pretty," and then Dennis discusses this song and its place in the West Side Story soundtrack, including its use of baritone. Although not exactly a jazz standard, they discuss the influence of jazz on this piece. You'll also enjoy this week's bonus tune by Jim Bryant & Marni Nixon, performing another piece from West Side Story.

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