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A big thank you to Mascio for asking me to pick this month’s tune. I am very honored to have this opportunity, and I hope you all have fun with this and enjoy this tune as much as I do!

I believe this is one standard every jazz musician should know, as it’s not only a wonderful song, but also a great vehicle for both improvisation and theory. There have been thousands of recordings of this tune, so just go to YouTube/Grooveshark/your local (gasp!) record store to find some! Here are a couple of my favorites:

Bird:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTORd2Y_X6U

Ella:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPapxr8GvGA

Chris Potter:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC4kvW4S6mk

Dick Oatts:
https://app.box.com/s/3flr9jxm3y6krtsb8aba


Here’s a link with charts in C, Bb, and Eb:
https://app.box.com/s/ic84t10gulj17fdg89ok

And here are 3 backing tracks- slow, medium, and “fast” (not really that fast):
https://app.box.com/s/tou91d8q2g8uhkdkxma6

*None of these backing tracks have the intro, which is: ||: Db7#9 | Db7#9 | C7#9 | C7#9 :||

Here’s a link to Jamey Aebersold backing tracks from Grooveshark:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/search?q=jamey+aebersold+all+the+things+you+are

There’s even a 12-key track there for those of you who are more adventurous!


I guess since it’s the first post I should throw my hat into the ring right away. This is the only recording I have of me playing this tune but I’m gigging with my quartet the next 2 nights so I’ll try to get a decent recording.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeb9QHYzQ14



I hope to hear lots of great recordings this month!

Dave
 

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This month will be quite busy for me so i will post a take early and hopefully catch up with everybody towards the end of the month. Great call Dave, for sure this is one we all need to know.

i was practicing alto this morning so here it is:


https://app.box.com/s/9h7lndzwikeamvrd8i5a
 

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Bravo, did you ever SMOKE that thing! I couldn't imagine it being played better. If that is an indication of things to come we are in for a heckuva month!
 

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zoom!

I love this tune. I couldn't play it at all up until about last year and then I just went mad.

I'll do a proper version with backing track. But here's a solo I did a few months ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xHA1yrTYaY&list=UUhUbNDSTWUDRWE3NIBiVhDQ

Beautiful Sound and Phrasing Mascio! This is one of the standards to define players. You seem like you've got some experience with this one.

It's Canada Day today so that means a free day. I was hoping to play with my Looper pedal but I'm sure I could bang out a good version within an hour or so.

Check back today I'll have something for ya.
 

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Oooo...great tune and definitely a challenge with the changes. Gonna be fun. Hoping I can get a recording in next week. Have fun all!

This month will be quite busy for me so i will post a take early and hopefully catch up with everybody towards the end of the month. Great call Dave, for sure this is one we all need to know.

i was practicing alto this morning so here it is:


https://app.box.com/s/9h7lndzwikeamvrd8i5a
Brilliant btw.....love your tone and approach on this take. /cheers!
 

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I can post up a detailed analysis of this one a little later this week if you guys want...I think some of you will be surprised how simple this tune is!
Yes please ... I need some surprising ! :mrgreen:

Mascio - superb ... it has everything ! I hope you find the time to post a flute version as well.
Sean - awesome live atmosphere, I would have liked to hear the piano solo too.
 

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Yes please ... I need some surprising ! :mrgreen:

Mascio - superb ... it has everything ! I hope you find the time to post a flute version as well.
Sean - awesome live atmosphere, I would have liked to hear the piano solo too.
Ditto!
I would love to see your analysis (I need any help I can get).
Mascio and Sean: Both wonderful takes of a very high standard.
I will be along later in the month to lower those standards somewhat.
Great start from both of you.
 

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Here's my first real take on this one.

For the sake of learning I purposely said to myself that I'm going to start the first chorus with very few notes and add more notes as each chorus goes along. One of the biggest problems I have with tunes I know is overplaying. By limiting myself you can hear the first 3 choruses are quite good and I wanted to stay in the vibe I was getting but I eventually had to end up adding a ton of notes by the end and you can hear how my playing gets sloppier. I thinks it's pretty cool.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12842737
 

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*on. Gotta love auto-correct...
I liked "in" better! :mrgreen:


I was kinda bummed I missed last month's tune - I had a final project for Music History.
Definitely gotta get in on this one!
 

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Mascio: I always enjoy your playing and this one is outstanding. Great sound & the improv is superb.
Double timing is right in the pocket! Thanks for posting this. Keep swinging.
George
 

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Swaman- I like some of the motifs you use. Little hooks that make the track rememberable.

I like the embellishment of the melody. Some of the changes are more concrete than others so you just have to watch your resolutions a little.

Playful. I liked it.
 

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Just got home from the gig...I didn't even call the tune! I let down my SOTW people. It's ok...we're playing again tomorrow and a few more times this month so I have time. I'll try to get that analysis up sometime before the weekend...I'll even include some subs and what not.


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