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  • I thought this tune was about a woodpecker.

    (No, it's dedicated to Woody Herman).

    I thought this tune was written by Thelonious Monk.

    (No, it's by Dizzy Gillespie).

    Well, then Dizzy recorded it first then.

    (No, Coleman Hawkins in 1944).

    Well, it's a damn fine tune!


    But what is that tune about a woodpecker?

    (Beats me).
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