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Hi, everyone...

I'll be taking a chorus of SOLITUDE on tenor in the near future. I love the tune, but I'm not really sure how to approach this solo...any tips, suggestions? Just interested in what some of you guys have done with it...

Thanks in advance for any remarks....

Brian
 

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Don't try to play 'changes'. Play melodic stuff, pretty, soulful, bluesy...
 

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I agree. Think mainly in the major scale you're in and throw in the odd blues thingy. keep it simple and keep the tune ticking over in the back of your mind.
 

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Thanks for the remarks...I've got an Aebersold Ellington Volume coming in the mail, so I'll be able to mess with it...thanks again!
 

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Oops - I went back and listened to that CD - Josh does not play In My Solitude on it. He plays it on a DVD (Kansas City- NOT the movie). In any event, my suggestion would be to stay close to the melody using embellishments, but also to find other recorded versions and listen to them.
 
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