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You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To:

Here is a link to a folder containing lead sheets in Concert, B flat, and E flat, plus a play along from the Hal Leonard series.
https://app.box.com/s/lg5g76f6xli8py9fb8xt


Here is a link to another folder containing lead sheets in B flat and E flat plus two play alongs that Chris-Kn was so kind as to provide. Kudos Chris.
https://app.box.com/s/yx8mmm54kej7velfy7og


All of theses resources have the tune in C major, the tune is not in A minor as some like to say, although the harmony does start in A minor.


Here are some links to versions well worth listening:
Art Pepper:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xISaCzXYYg8

Sonny Stitt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCzv5VRXo3w

Al Cohn and Zoot Sims: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POXgYIcj2WI

Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster: youtube.com/watch?v=jiQKeIvcPng

Compliments to all who worked hard on last month's tune. Everything we learnt will be always a part of us. i think this month's tune will be slightly more accessible, but certainly comes with its own challenges. The tune moves primarily through three keys, A minor, F major, and finally C major. If you play the melody alone, with no accompaniment, you will easily hear that the melody is in C major but Cole Porter chose to harmonize it in a very clever way, only revealing the C major tonality in the last 8 bars.
Again, a big thanks to Chris for the backing tracks. i am so much looking forward to hearing everybody's takes.

all the best; mascio
 

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never too early to post!~

One of my favorite versions of this is Paul Desmond with Jim Hall on Concierto. Also a long time favorite album, as anything by Jim Hall is for me! And Chet Baker too. Essential jazz recording, imo.
 

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never too early to post!~

One of my favorite versions of this is Paul Desmond with Jim Hall on Concierto. Also a long time favorite album, as anything by Jim Hall is for me! And Chet Baker too. Essential jazz recording, imo.
i also have been listening to that version a lot lately. i agree, it quite nice. Jim Hall is a beautiful player. i pulled out every version of this tune that i have, and there are so many ways to interpret this song.
 

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Fantastic start Sean !
Can I ask you how you approach the solo ?
Are you following the chords bar by bar, or are you playing it as a blues number (sort of by "feel") ?
I can recognize two 12 bar blues sections ... and a two bar turnaround.

( I don't have a "feel" .. this is why I ask ! :mrgreen: :evil: )
 

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There's a lot of feeling out going on in this one Brendan. I'm pretty much reading the chart down and just trying to hit one good chord tone and then elaborate with some scale stuff. Every time it goes to the minor (a- for tenor) I try and do some blues scale stuff. I'm just using a D maj scale over a lot of these chords because they are modes of the major scale or only have one or two notes different than that scale. :)

Also as a funny side note... I'm using a blue box Vandoren that is probably 10 years or older. An older gentleman gave them to me while I was busking yesterday. He said he'd had them for quite some time and thought they were for clarinet when he bought them. Anyway, the two I pulled out of the box are smoking good! Takes a lot of edge Out of the mid range. I might try getting a box after these ones are toast.
 

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If I might - I'd just like to share a version I lived with for many years in my "youth". Hope you all enjoy it. Dutch singer Rita Reys and Art Blakey's Messengers. Donald Byrd and Hank Mobley on the horn solos (Horace Silver piano).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rnD7Z5seg4
 

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Jail yard rules...

Here's mine. Never heard the tune before today. It's a cool tune for sure.

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12805936
Loverly!! You've set the bar mighty high! I really grooved on that bit between 2:00 and 2:20; nicely done. I wish I had your articulation skills. If there was one thing I'd have done differently, it would be to quote the melody a bit more. I got the feeling that once the head was over, we were off to somewhere else. Mind you, I've been trying (and failing) to master this forever. BTW, your mastery of the tenor's altissimo is awesome.

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Bob
 

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Loverly!! You've set the bar mighty high! I really grooved on that bit between 2:00 and 2:20; nicely done. I wish I had your articulation skills. If there was one thing I'd have done differently, it would be to quote the melody a bit more. I got the feeling that once the head was over, we were off to somewhere else. Mind you, I've been trying (and failing) to master this forever. BTW, your mastery of the tenor's altissimo is awesome.

Best,

Bob
Thanks for checking it out. I could probably benefit from that advice. It was a really fresh tune for me. If I started going for stuff I'd always screw up. So I played it pretty safe in this one. I'd probably quote something other than this tune though. Just for the comedic aspect. Like Sonny or Dex would throw in Lady Madonna in there somewhere. I can hear it real well. That's something I really try and work with tunes that I know the changes to. Not familiar with the changes it becomes way easier to get tripped up trying to do something clever.
 

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Sean...I really your sound with the blue box, which is funny because I HATE playing jazz on those.

Wow, there's a lot of good stuff happening in that take maybe more than you think. Some of those triplety lines were lovely, really dug that. It's a pretty laid back take for you but I thought it suited the song perfectly. A times a bit more affect than I'd use with the scoops and growls, the split tone towards the end was really sweet though. I feel like your playing is growing and maturing by leaps and bounds. Especially where your being more patient, which is a nice quality when you're playing with a fairly relaxed feel.
 

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here's a cool version I found, sounds like fairly early Cannonball Adderley as you hear some Johnny Hodges influence in the ensemble parts where he's playing lead (I think he's also playing lead). Very bluesy.
http://youtu.be/IxpoRie5AT0
 

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Thanks Chris and Shawn for the comments.

Donnersm you're coming along very nicely also. I really enjoyed your take. Thought the tone was great, Melody played tastefully, Solo was good and relaxed if only a little bit static. IE Hitting the changes. Building a solo that has ups and downs and does the story is hard enough on simple tunes sometimes. Breaking this tune down into 4 bar sections really helped me understand how the chords are related so I didn't need to worry as much about making the changes so much.

Great job.
 

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You've come a long way baby! I enjoyed listening to you. It's nice to watch someone growing better & better. Love the sound of whatever mouthpiece you used. Don't trade it in, it's working very well for you. Keep up the good work!
 

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Sounding good, man. Nice sound, good intonation & you stayed in the changes. Some things to think about are: articulation: try not to play mostly legato, put some tonguing in there to separate phrases. You don't have to hold out the notes for full value all the time, play your own version. Listen to some singers, the words dictate the rhythm too. Nice job!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWHTLC5zbL4
 
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