|Single by Carole King|
|from the album Wrap Around Joy|
|B-side||You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine|
|Released||August 22, 1974|
|Format||Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)|
|Recorded||A&M Recording Studios,
Hollywood, California; 1974
|Writer(s)||Carole King, David Palmer|
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.
The single quickly rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1974. The song also reached No. 4 on the Billboard easy listening chart. The B-side of the "Jazzman" single was "You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine."
Bonnie Koloc also recorded a song called "Jazzman" on her album After All This Time in 1971. Composed by Ed Holstein, a Chicago-based folk musician, this song was also recorded by Pure Prairie League, Steve Goodman, Tom Rush, Martin Simpson, and Bette Midler.
|Cash Box Top Singles||1|
- It's never too late baby by Ken Barnes, USA Today 24 April 2004. Accessed online 20 October 2006
- Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)