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    JGBE Virtual Jam (Round 33) - Milestones (Old)-1630006936724-jpg

    This week's pick was by Ronstuff. He added a few notes:

    Milestones (old version)
    This week's tune is often credited to Miles Davis, but it was most likely written by John Lewis.
    The modal tune with the same name might be more of something we would hear in a jam, but I really love this tune. It has a few quirky twists harmonically. The head is total bebop and requires some attention, but the changes are quite fun! Beware, there are couple backing tracks on You Tube that have an 8 bar intro. Enjoy!

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    Wasn’t every tune written by Miles?

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    This will be a great challenge. I hope I can get it together for this one.

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    I'll throw in this take to get things going! I rarely play the melodies on these jams, but since I called the tune and play first I went forward with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    This will be a great challenge. I hope I can get it together for this one.
    I'm sure you can!!!!

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    Here's a terrific version from one of my all time favorite albums. Joe Henderson, John Scofield, Dave Holland and Al Foster. Sco is such a great sideman on that album!


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    Ron -

    Just so I'm not wasting my time, is this it? Chords all right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Ron -

    Just so I'm not wasting my time, is this it? Chords all right?



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    Yes that's good! Have fun!

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    Here's a chart from Aebersold, the intro isn't on it.
    There's a nice chart in the Miles Davis Fakebook, I don't have it at home. I'll try to get it tomorrow and share it.
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    Mmm... the key word here is DEXTERITY

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    What's the original recording, please?

    Never mind: Miles Davis with Charlie Parker 1947?
    Last edited by TOMMO; 08-27-2021 at 04:39 AM.

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    Ron -

    But I can see why you like it. It's fun, you can get it going!

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    Tommo -

    Yes, according to Wiki, I think it's this one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    Tommo -

    Yes, according to Wiki, I think it's this one.

    Thanks - it's even in my modest Jazz CD collection!

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    You mean a little 45? What do you play it on?

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    Nice guitar version by Rene Thomas, his solo starts at 2:40.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO
    Thanks - it's even in my modest Jazz CD collection!
    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    You mean a little 45? What do you play it on?
    Read again: Jazz CD collection...Other than that I'll have you know that I have a functioning turntable that play 45s perfectly! Yes - I'm that old school....

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    Something different of John Swana:

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    Great version of Kurt Rosenwinkel:

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    Here we are then. It's got to mean something to somebody :-)


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    I'm going on vacation.

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    Back to school and soccer coaching this week...going to be a busy time, but I want to make space for this one--this is a tune I don't know and have always wanted to learn. Doubt I'll get the head down, but I'll take a crack at some changes, maybe after the weekend...

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    Beautiful playing on this Ron! Very nice tune, It pushes the threshold of my abilities for sure. I’d love to learn the head but it was enough just to learn the form! Here’s my contribution, and there’s no way I was doing this without iReal


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMMO
    Read again: Jazz CD collection...Other than that I'll have you know that I have a functioning turntable that play 45s perfectly! Yes - I'm that old school....
    Well, I think it was a joke, Tommo! We had an old wind-up gramophone for years and a collection of heavy Shellac 78's to go with it. I remember 'Dancing Cheek To Cheek' pretty well and all that sort of thing.

    And I still have a red player just like this in store somewhere.

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    As for old school, many people swear by the old vinyl sound. They think the modern digi sound is cold. I know what they mean.

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    Nice to hear the first takes.

    Ragman, once again your playing shows us that there are no chord changes that cannot be done with your approach and sound!

    Triplejazz, great job! Nothing here you can’t handle. Nice lines that breathe and bounce.

    I really dig René Thomas. Great version. He was such an energetic player.

    The Rosenwinkel version is cool, I like how he leaves space and doesn’t try to make every chord change. His sound seems to make everything he plays sound modern, even when he’s just really inside the chords.