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    Has anybody played Kenny Burrell's version of Azure by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills?

    It is the first song in the Ellington Is Forever Vol 2.

    I was very astonished in its serene beauty when I heard it first time. Still am.

    Here is it like on the record:


    And here it is played live by Burrell himself in 2015:


    I have learned this adaptation from beginning to the B of the A-A-B-A-A. And the ending chords of the last A.

    But when the B part starts the front camera changes to another angle and I can't see what he does with his hands. Neither my ears hear that.

    Does anybody has any hint about those chords? Thanks already!

    BTW: You know that Ellington has these songs with colours: Azure and Indigo (in Blue Indigo). I had not realised before that those colors are all different shade of the blue! And so those songs are different kind of blues!

    Is there more different shades of blue in his catalogue, I have to search sometime.

    Ok, here is what I got until now:

    Azure
    Ellington-Mills-Burrell


    -------------------------
    -------------------------
    -4---4-3---3-4---2-4-1---
    -6---6-5---5-6---4-6-4---
    -6---6-5---5-6---4-6-2---
    -0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-

    ---------------------------
    -3-4---4-3---3-4---2-4-0---
    -3-4---4-3---3-4---2-4-1---
    -5-6---6-5---5-6---4-6-4---
    -5-6---6-5---5-6---4-6-2---
    -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

    -----------------
    -5---3---1---0---
    -6---4---2---1---
    -6---4---2---4---
    -x---x---x---2---
    -5---3---1---0---

    ?
    ?


    -----0-----0-----0-------0-
    -3-4---4-3---3-4---2-4-0---
    -3-4---4-3---3-4---2-4-1---
    -5-6---6-5---5-6---4-6-4---
    -5-6---6-5---5-6---4-6-2---
    -0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0---

    -----4-----3-----4----------
    -3-4---4-3---3-4---2--?--?--
    -3-4---4-3---3-4---2--?--?--
    -5-6---6-5---5-6---4--?--?--
    -5-6---6-5---5-6---4--?--?--
    -0-0---0-0---0-0---0--0--0--

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    Thank you for posting the two Kenny Burrell videos of Azure!

    I don't recall hearing him play that song before.

    More excellent jazz guitar from one of my all time favorites!

    Regards,
    Steven Herron
    Kenny Burrell Tabs - Guitar Solos, Tab Books, Instruction DVDs + Video Lessons

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    On the first video, starting from 0.44, I hear the following:

    Bm11
    E7
    Amaj7
    Amaj6
    Abm7
    E maj
    C#m11 (774xxx)
    F#7 (674xxx)
    F#m11 (x774xx)
    B7 (x674xx)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    On the first video, starting from 0.44, I hear the following:

    Bm11
    E7
    Amaj7
    Amaj6
    Abm7
    E maj
    C#m11 (774xxx)
    F#7 (674xxx)
    F#m11 (x774xx)
    B7 (x674xx)

    Wow, thanks! Sounds good!

    I have to do some study with this.

    Greetings to Your ears, they hear accurately!
    Last edited by Herbie; 04-10-2019 at 07:17 AM.