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"Jazzman" is a 1974 song performed by Carole King, from her album Wrap Around Joy. King composed the music for the song, while David Palmer (formerly of Steely Dan) wrote the lyrics.

Recorded A&M Studios,
Hollywood, California; 1974
Label Ode

Songwriter(s) Carole King, David Palmer
Producer(s) Lou Adler

The song is best known for its lengthy saxophone solos, performed by Tom Scott, while King sings an ode to "the Jazzman" and the effect he has on her. Curtis Amy, saxophonist, composer, and former musical director for the Ray Charles band, was the "jazz man" of the song.[citation needed]

Shortly after arriving on the Billboard Hot 100 the single rose to the #2 spot for a week in mid-November 1974.

The song is prominently featured in the Simpsons episode "'Round Springfield", sung by Yeardley Smith as Lisa Simpson. The song is presented as a duet between Lisa and recurring character Bleeding Gums Murphy, who plays the saxophone.
PLEASE, listen till "end of credits"; it's worth !

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