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    I appear to be slightly delinquent this month, sorry, guys! (Hope you're enjoying your Easter Sunday.)

    Our standard for Apr 2018 will be The Way You Look Tonight - by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields (1936).

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    Playing this song's form, AABA really makes this song seem really long to me. Has anyone been thinking about leaving out the second A part? (Besides me!)

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    Well it’s kind of long-form, 68 bars I think rather than the usual 32 or so. A lot of the bebop guys like Sonny Stitt just make up for it by playing it twice as fast!

    Jim Hall did a nice version in 3:4.


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    LOL. Doing it in 3/4 will make it one beat per measure shorter.

    I'll work something out.

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    Hey guys, I get a little confused re: the form on this. Can anyone share a chart that makes it clear?

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    like my chart has an 8 bar coda...but I real pro has a 4 bar coda

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758
    Hey guys, I get a little confused re: the form on this. Can anyone share a chart that makes it clear?
    iReal Pro. That's the version I'm doing unless I hear something I like when people post.

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    I'm a fool by the way. The coda in my chart replaces 4 bars and adds four bars, not add 8 bars. All good, I wear my white belt with pride

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    68 bars (this is from the ‘old’ real book):
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    I think the form is 64 bars (4 x 16), and the tag (or CODA) shown in the Real Book page (above), really is a tag and not part of the form.

    You can play it how you like, of course.

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    Grahambop -

    I tried that Real Book lead sheet you posted where they do AbM7-Ao four times in a row. It doesn't really fit the tune so I substituted lines 2 and 4 with Cm7-Bo which I got from the Play Jazz Standards vid. Much better. In case you think the same.

    By the way, you know you posted Tenderly from your ‘557 Jazz standards’ fakebook... does it do this tune? I liked the feel of that book.
    Last edited by ragman1; 04-04-2018 at 06:36 AM.

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    Anyone heard this? Ridiculous :-)

    also brilliant


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1
    By the way, you know you posted Tenderly from your ‘557 Jazz standards’ fakebook... does it do this tune? I liked the feel of that book.
    Hi ragman, yes, and it's got a good selection of tunes, I like it. You can get the PDF here:

    http://valdez.dumarsengraving.com/557JazzStandards.PDF

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    Thanks, Graham, terrific. It's a treasure-trove!

    (edit)

    Yes, they've got A and B dim. Heh heh :-)

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    Do any of you like IV-iv like rhythm changes for this?

    considering the melody you could do Bb-Bbm6 in bars 11 and 12

    Db- Dbm7 in bars whatever in the Ab section?

    or plain minor for either

    Or I know for some tunes real pros play slightly different things for the solos than they do for the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758
    Do any of you like IV-iv like rhythm changes for this?
    Hi Joe -

    First thing I thought of when I heard it. I did the BbM7-Bbm6 but not the other one. I better try it :-)

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    I'd forgotten I tried the DbM7 (it's in some versions) but thought it wasn't quite right. Too bold or something.

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    Another tune I used to play a lot and haven't touched in ages.

    Here I am, remembering it...rubato A, time A improvising a bit, B aND last A a bit more improvised...


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    Great playing Jeff.

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    A really nice arrangement and well-played, Jeff!!

    wiz (Howie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Another tune I used to play a lot and haven't touched in ages.

    Here I am, remembering it...rubato A, time A improvising a bit, B aND last A a bit more improvised...

    Beautiful playing... also it almost looks like that there is smoke coming from the back of your guitar in the video

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    Speaking of ballsy performances of this tune:



    This whole record in general, if for some reason you haven't heard it...run, don't walk.

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    jeff I love that take, i’ve been listening to that since they announced this thread. i haven’t heard the whole album though. I stole one of the licks on the head, except I play at like half speed haha

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    “when im feeling low (ba de bado bop)” it has become part of the tune for me, like coleman hawkins body and soul

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Speaking of ballsy performances of this tune:



    This whole record in general, if for some reason you haven't heard it...run, don't walk.


    Hi Jeff,
    I can not open the link video in Europe...:-(
    anyway thanks for nice coments...:-)
    Best
    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop
    This one works in the UK, might work for you:




    thanks
    Best
    Kris

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    that bass playing is out of this friggin world.

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    Ok, I learned the changes and melody then learned a CM version. Next I'll try to find time to play with some single note ideas but family functions will have me busy for the next couple weeks. We'll see.

    Comments/Suggestions welcome.


    Last edited by Gramps; 04-09-2018 at 05:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps
    Ok, I learned the changes and melody then learned a CM version. Next I'll try to find time to play with some single note ideas but family functions will have me busy for the next couple weeks. We'll see.

    Comments welcome.




    Very nice feel and sound.
    Nice chord melody playing.
    Best
    Kris

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    Usual disclaimers... lack of sleep, sun was in my eyes, dog ate my homework, etc.



    Paul

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    Really nice Paul. As usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulD
    Usual disclaimers... lack of sleep, sun was in my eyes, dog ate my homework, etc.



    Paul
    Hi Paul,
    This is a great take with nice backing track.
    Bossa style with beautifull chord - voicings/head & solo/.
    Your Tele sounds fantastic.
    Exelent playing.
    Best
    Kris

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    Wish I had the equipment and knowledge to post vid to youtube. My rendition of this song is in ballad form a la Tony Bennett, pretty straightforward, not too much embroidery.

    And not to get too far off topic, but:
    Kris, Eric Dolphy played nearly everything fast, but he also used large intervals between notes. Check out his flute solo on "Stolen Moments" from Oliver Nelson's 1961 album "Blues And The Abstract Truth" starting ~ 3:00.


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    My contribution to this month's thread:

    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp3s/tWYLT%2001.mp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ster
    My contribution to this month's thread:

    http://www.noiseinthebasement.com/mp3s/tWYLT%2001.mp3
    Perfect. How does he do it?

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    I've heard that singing the lyrics is a good way to start working on a song. This gentleman -- Frank somebody or other -- manages to do that with a certain amount of flair (although I can't say the same for the guy who posted the video, who appears to be severely keyboard-challenged).