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Well i hope folks enjoy my pick for TOTM.Wanted something funky and gritty so my choice is Freedom Jazz Dance.Look forward to hearing your thoughts on my pick and also the different takes on the tune.
 

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a great challenge. at least someone has a chord chart? :help:
There is only one chord..... Bb7

If you put the title with "sheet music" next to it you can find a chart in C I think.

I think I found my excuse to make another GB backing track......
 

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Challenging pick Davey :).

I've added your choice to the main TOTM index: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showth...2009-onwards&p=1983729&viewfull=1#post1983729

Here are some links to the Real Book version (with an mp3 of the Miles Davis version on top):

- Concert key (in Bb): http://www.realbooksite.com/songs/real-book-volume-1-page-165.php
- Tenor (in C): http://www.realbooksite.com/b-flat-songs/real-book-b-flat-page-165.php
- Alto/bari (in G): http://www.realbooksite.com/e-flat-songs/real-book-e-flat-page-165.php
 

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Davey! Great call...

You could easily play blues changes on this too, endless possibilities really...

I loved the Miles Smiles version by Miles Davis. Listened to that album a LOT in college...here's a more contemporary take with a lot of interplay and great vibe!

Kirk Whalum Freedom Jazz Dance
 

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Very nice. Actually very hard too, and I don't mean the theme. But to make a meaningful statement on an endless progression of C7 is something else. I like the 'crutches' that are offered by a chord structure, so throwing those away is going to be interesting.
Now for a nice funk backing.
 

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I don't usually bother listening to TOTM, but really love this tune and wanted to hear how members approach it. Sean has set the bar pretty high. Great feeling throughout that has consistency, musicality, and most important for this piece, drive. Great stuff. Also enjoyed the "electric" part that captures that EH sound. Once again everything was balanced as you made it sound "right". Exciting but not pushed to where you sounded uncomfortable. The real sign of a pro.
 

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I don't usually bother listening to TOTM, but really love this tune and wanted to hear how members approach it. Sean has set the bar pretty high. Great feeling throughout that has consistency, musicality, and most important for this piece, drive. Great stuff. Also enjoyed the "electric" part that captures that EH sound. Once again everything was balanced as you made it sound "right". Exciting but not pushed to where you sounded uncomfortable. The real sign of a pro.
Thanks Wade.
 

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Now for a nice funk backing.
Found a funkish backing here for $1.50 (haven't downloaded it, but one can listen to a short sample). Just bass and drums though.

http://www.podiatrysoftware.com/lot2learn/Files_2.html

There's an (acoustic) Aebersold backing for $.99 on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Jazz-...&sr=8-1&keywords=freedom+jazz+dance+aebersold

cool tune, the miles version is amazing

incidentally, there's an enjoyable funk/rock version by Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (including Robbie McIntosh, later of AWB, on drums) on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4r9Kl4e6YA

howard
 
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