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Outside of my own tunes, I've been shedding-

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Little Sunflower
 

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Lou Donaldson's "If I Love Again"
Beethoven's "Joyful, Joyful"
David Sanborn's "The Dream"
 

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Body and Soul

Got to learn me some standards. Ohhh yeah.
 

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This is what me and my pianist are putting together;

Lullaby Of The Leaves
Cantaloupe Island
The Preacher
The Party's Over
Afternoon In Paris
Meditation
Angel Eyes
Summertime
Song For My Father
Like Someone I Love
Wave
When You Wish Upon A Star
Meditation
Autumn Leaves
Mr PC
Misty
Four
September Song
Fly Me To The Moon
Here’s That Rainy Day
And What If I Don’t
Unforgetable
Soon
Speak Low
Fly Me To The Moon
Moonlight In Vermont
Imagination
'Round Midnight
 

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In A Sentimental Mood
Mood Indigo
Perdido
Frankenstein (Grachan Moncur III)
But not for me
Hot House
Donna Lee
Monk's Mood
Misterioso
Carla (Paul Bley)

When I get home I'm going to start transcribing some Bechet. Either When the Saints.... , I got Rhythm or Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho.
 

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Well, not so much tunes lately but more broad things. Like Coltrane changes, and trying to apply them over standards. Also working on makeing my blues into something more harmonically sophisticated. I have been working on playing over the changes to "Nefertiti" in the past couple days.
 

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...I have been working on playing over the changes to "Nefertiti" in the past couple days.
I love Wayne's use of the sharp 11th. I've been using it some in my own writing. You probably know this already, but especially on a tune like "Nefertiti", the melody can reveal so much about the harmony. His phrasing of the melody is very interesting. This is one of those tunes where you definately want to go for the sound.
 

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BlueNote said:
I love Wayne's use of the sharp 11th. I've been using it some in my own writing. You probably know this already, but especially on a tune like "Nefertiti", the melody can reveal so much about the harmony. His phrasing of the melody is very interesting. This is one of those tunes where you definately want to go for the sound.
Yeah, I know what you mean about the melody. I have really been trying to capture my inner Miles with this one, keeping it simple and still trying to be interesting harmonically.
 

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Big Band music...just had my first gig with the group yesterday. I've only had the music a couple of weeks. Pretty challenging for a weekend warrior like me!

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God Bless the Child
Take Five
88 Basie Street
Birdland

Cool charts but hard to practice without the rest of the band.
 

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The Reed 2 Book to "The Pajama Game". Most of the book is clarinet. 97.23% easy. 2.77% finger-busting clarinet stuff.

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Cool topic, good ideas for tunes to work on here.

I've been trying to get used to the Tony Williams tune "Pee Wee," which is an amazing tune that's really hard for me to internalize. The chords are incredibly beautiful and very unusual, hard to get the ears around.

Also Wayne Shorter's tunes "Fall" and "Pinocchio." Similar situation, beautiful harmony that's very hard to hear and understand, especially on Pinocchio.

I also recently spent a long time on "Punjab" and "Inner Urge" by Joe Henderson. Genius.
 

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'S Wonderful
Strike Up The Band
Harlem Nocturne
Over The Rainbow(Stitt transcription)
Ain't Misbehavin
Satin Doll
In A Sentimental Mood(Adapted from Joe Pass transcription)
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bye Bye Blackbird
On Green Dolphin Street
Almost Like Being In Love
Love Is Here To Stay(My own jazz arrangement)
The Way You Look Tonight
Candy (My name! Not a tune!)
 

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Oleo, trying to clean up my sense of meter/time with the metronome set at 40BPM, hitting only "1" [actually 160 BPM].
 

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Chameleon
Mr. Magic
Little Sunflower
Misty
Impressions
Lesile Ann D Sandborn
Snakes " "
Look of Love
Impressions
Black Nile
Four
Wave;

To name a few;)
 

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BlueNote said:
Outside of my own tunes, I've been shedding-

Iris
Epistrophy
Naima
Invitation
Beyond All Limits
The Moontrane
Little Sunflower
God, I hate Little Sunflower.
 
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