i'm not familiar with the song, but i think it's important to grasp the key center of the song.  who cares what chord it starts with?  maybe it's the 2, such as in night and day, or maybe it's the one, but when you're playing with other musicians and they say "night and day in ab", it's not going to look good when you say, "i don't know what key that is, what's the first chord?"

as time goes on, you won't really need to worry about that stuff. learn your tunes inside and out and soon enough you'll hear everything and then keys won't mean anything.  the singer will start singing something, you'll figure out where you need to be, and then you'll use the strenght of your ears and the strength of your harmonic knowledge to play a tune in any key.

if you're somewhat of a beginner in jazz, just do what your teacher says. i know i'm contradicting myself, but often times a teacher has a reason for telling you to do something a certain way.  it's important to focus on a certain way of doing things so that you cna build up some consistency in your approach.

i probably confused you further here, but it just underlines the fact that there are no set rules in  jazz, just set ways of doing thing that be vary from person to person.
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