Hello Pork Pie Hat

Story Behind The Song

I wanted to put my own spin on Mingus' Good Bye Pork Pie Hat - a tribute to Lester Young. I'm trying to introduce both of those giants to a new generation - hence the title "Hello Pork Pie Hat" title. The Funk/Jazz vamp in the middle section is the celebration of their works. Mingus' form is too long for an introduction to Jazz - so, I've chopped it a bit to keep it simpler.

Song Length 2:35 Genre Jazz - Standards, Jazz - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Welcoming Subject Joy, Spirituality
Language English Era 1960 - 1969


There was a giant jazz man
who always wore his hat man
A black fedora port-pie
He always saw to that

Lester Young is being disovered
once again!
Say hello to port pie hat man!

Lyrics Francesco Bonifazi Music Francesco Bonifazi
Producer Francesco Bonifazi Publisher Francesco Bonifazi
Performance Francesco Bonifazi Label Whistling Troubadour Music

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