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Appreciate Madgrocer allowing me the priviledge of selecting this month's tune. After a lot of thought, I've chosen Antonio Carlos Jobim's Chega De Saudade.

I was close to picking an american standard like Out of Nowhere or Days of Wine and Roses. But, I hadn't seen anyone call a brazilian tune yet and I figured it was time, plus it was also featured in a recent sotw member YT clip...

Chega De Saudade is in the original Real Book, and Sher's New Real Book. It's in Aebersold's play along vol 98, and there's a BIAB file in the BIAB file archive (in the latin folder).

This is a beautiful and widely played standard that I've heard as a slow bossa and up-tempo samba. I'm sure some can conjure up with some other approaches as well. I'll be happy to assist with some backing tracks for this one...

The master Joao Gilberto

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Good pick. I don't know if I'll have time, but I do know this tune already pretty well. I played bass guitar on it often in an old group. Will be fun to try on sax.
 

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Great choice. I love Bill Watrous' versions, there have been at least 2 recorded. Uhhh what ? Oh, yeah, we're on a saxophone forum. Sorry... :|
 

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couldn't find it on YT, but Joe Henderson did a hard swinging version on Double Rainbow. Everyone's covered this at some point...a couple more YT versions..

Gadd w Larry Goldings

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Gosh, the G & G take is amazing. :yikes!:
They just fly through it. I'll put my horns back into their cases .... [rolleyes]
 

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Good to see some apparent enthusiasm for this month's tropical selection...one thing I liked is it's one of the brazilian numbers I hadn't regularly played, not even in our old samba group.

I'm more familiar with Girl, Vivo Sonhando [Dreamer], Summer Samba [So Nice], Triste, Wave, One Note Samba, O Barquinho [My Little Boat], just never got around to working out No More Blues.

Shawn

ps: One of my saxophone mentors in college used to play this one, I'll never forget him...on alto, he could sound a lot like Phil Woods at that time (one of my all time favorites)...Eugene Doi. Think he attended Fresno State and North Texas State, then did graduate work at Eastern Illinois where I went. First teacher I had that ever talked about practicing overtones.
 

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Some basic backing tracks via BIAB...I have a slower one with one of the original "Jobim" styles and a faster one with the "Charlie Byrd Trio." These are probably a little vanilla for some, but I didn't want anything too cluttered...

Oh, and the faster has a litte coda at the end with a basic vamp to blow over...just a basic turnaround (I-IV-ii-V7).

Chega De Saudade (slower tempo)

Chega De Saudade (bright samba)
 

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I hate to jump in before the start of the month... but I did this as a mouthpiece test for my new HR NVS Otto Link when i first got it. (about two years ago..?)
It is kind of a crappy recording, and I butchered the head a bit. but i love to play this style of music.
I will try to do a up-to-date one if i get a chance.

http://www.soundclick.com/paulhannah
 

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With a song like this, that is so closely fitted to the lyrics, I'd like to know those lyrics. So here's Brazilian and the English translation. Carmen McRae has different lyrics btw.
 

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Paul: That was beautiful. Great sound and you really negotiated the changes nicely. So many great ideas, and you really owned those altered dominants. Very melodic and modern sounding. Terrific start, setting the bar very high indeed. Btw, I thought the melody sounded terrific.

That's one thing about samba, you can still keep it pretty jazzy (in the american sense) and it works. Phil Woods Live from the Showboat has some cooking samba that's a great example of what I mean...omg, can't believe that's on YT. Everyone should hear this...

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=1122869&songID=11001031

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I hate to jump in before the start of the month... but I did this as a mouthpiece test for my new HR NVS Otto Link when i first got it. (about two years ago..?)
It is kind of a crappy recording, and I butchered the head a bit. but i love to play this style of music.
I will try to do a up-to-date one if i get a chance.

http://www.soundclick.com/paulhannah
very very nice Paul, listening to that improved my day by a probably uncalculable amount, was that recorded with your band of brothers?
 

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Hey thanks guys... I haven't had time to hang out much here, but like to keep an eye on what is happening around here...

That was a recording w/ the Aebersold CD - Jobim? (I think)

Good call on this tune... and it is a great idea to learn the lyrics for any tune... that is one thing I just don't have together on most tunes but that is a great thing to do Rennie.. good on ya!
 
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