“It Ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” was a calypso song written by jazz musicians Melvin “Sy” Oliver and James “Trummy” Young, first recorded in 1939 by Jimmie Lunceford, Harry James, and Ella Fitzgerald.
This is a madly infectious ska-pop version recorded in 1982.
“All things are in flux, which is just a balance between the downbeats and the upbeats, and if you are loose enough, you’ll get the dotted note… Otherwise you will fall from either one.”
— Efrain Toro
(Thanks Debbie Pryor for this!)
Norwegian improv duo Vertex (Petter Vågan and Tor Andreas Haugerud) collaborate with Capetonian Josh Ginsburg at The Edge Of Wrong festival in Cape Town, February 2013. The venue was The Mahogany Room. This is an edited portion of a longer performance.