Stock Music track: The Cool Jazz Cat Just Laughed

Medium swing vocal jazz with a classic 50’s and 60’s sound. Story of a young jazz musician trying to impress an older veteran saxophone player. The old guy joins him to jam a few verses; is his laughing a sign of approval or is he mocking him? This song is full of ultra-cool vibe and atmosphere. Tenor sax and piano solos.

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Track ID number: 14163
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Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: Soft & smooth jazz -- Jazz: Old-time jazz, Retro jazz
Moods/Emotions: Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Saxophone & Soprano Saxophone -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 98
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: His face was black
He smoked lucky charms
He sat way in back
Folded his arms
I couldn’t help but notice him straight away
He looked at me
So intensely
Like I was on display

So I stepped up and played my composition
With much conviction

And the cool jazz cat
Just laughed when he heard it
Like it wasn’t nothing he ain’t heard before
Yes the cool jazz cat
Just laughed when he heard it
And so I played it again
And the cool jazz cat sat in

So I sung my song
He played along
I bought him a couple drinks
And then he was gone
He just vanished right into thin air
It’s like a dream
Though it might seem
Quite real up there

As we’re just jamming away and getting groovy
Like in a movie

And the cool jazz cat
Is just laughing
Ain’t nothing you can play
That he ain’t played before
Yes the cool jazz cat
Just laughs if he likes it
And if you play it again
Well, the cool jazz cat
Just might find the time
To go ahead and sit on in
About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.