Jazz Musician

JAZZ MUSICIAN - V1 4:55 HDT / EDR
JAZZ MUSICIAN - V2 5:20 HDT / US3 / EDR
JAZZ MUSICIAN - V3 6:01 US4 / EDR
JAZZ MUSICIAN - V4 6:04 BTF / UNE / PS / EY / EDR

Note: V1 and V2 were both recorded at Studio E at Columbia Records Studio on May 3, 1972, on Bruce's audition demo. V3 was recorded at Mediasound Studios, NY in May 1972. V4 on the other hand, is from 914 Sound Studios on June 27, 1972, a cut that was all set to go on the album. All four versions are solo-piano takes and each version is a slight improvement on its predecessor. In V3 Bruce sings one line as 'and you were pretty big in the south'. In V4 Bruce sings this line as "and, YEAH, you were pretty big in the south". "Jazz Musician" was one of three songs bumped from Greetings to make way for last minute additions “Blinded By The Light” and “Spirit In The Night”. Some have speculated that the recording of the song that was eliminated from Greetings is not V4, but another take from that day that has yet-to-surface. V4 was later utilized as a publishing demo by Laurel Canyon. Springsteen salvaged the line, "now the park is dark, but the sidewalk’s bright and alive with the light of the living", for "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out".

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