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Date of composition

1959

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Genere

Jazz/blues

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Gente stylistics

12 bar blues structure
Improvisation
Extended chords
Blue notes- flattened 3rd, 5th, 7th
Frontline, head, rhythm section
Solos

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Tempo

156 bpm

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Metre

3/4 time written in 6/4

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Rhythm

Swung quavers and syncopation

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Melody

The head- Main body, improvisational around it
Mordent (baby trill)
Middle range pitch
Only one solo at a time

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Harmony/Tonality

Modal key
G mixolydian
Chords used- G7, C7, D7#9, Eb7#9
Altered chords
Bass riff played throughout

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Instrumentation

Sextet- 6 musicians
Trumpet
Alto sax
Tenor sax
Piano- short solo's
Bass- pizzicato throughout
Drum kit- brushes used at start

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Trumpet

Harmon (wah wah) mute
No vibrato
Grace notes
Falls of notes, glissando's

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Alto Sax

Angular solo
Leaps, short phrases
Scales, arpeggios
Triplets, semi quavers
Few rests/ long notes
Thick sound
Wide vibrato

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Tenor Sax

Frantic
Fast rhythms
Occasional clashing sounds
Notes across full register
No vibrato long sustained phrases

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Piano

Starts the whole piece with a trill
Improvised chordal accompaniment

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Drum kit

Simple waltz rhythm
Initially with brushes so as not to overpower
Syncopated snare
Simple rhythm on ride cymbal

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Dynamics

Quiet trumpet solo
Dynamics pulled around
Last solo of the chorus is Davies loudest, gradually builds

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Structure

12-bar blues sequence, 4 bar linking riff between sections
12 bar sequence repeated 19 times
A solo is over 4 choruses

Solos: trumpet, alto, tenor, piano(shorter)

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Texture

Homophonic throughout (melody+accompaniment)
Link takes the texture back down, building anticipation

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Frontline

Trumpet- intro head, harmon mute, no stem
Alto sax
Tenor sax

(Extended solos 4x chorus)

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Rhythm section

Piano- tremolo (2 chorus solo)
Drum kit- brushes, keeps time, changes to ride sticks
Double bass

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Vamping/ comping

Piano chooses how to voice the chords
Chooses a rhythm

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Structure

Intro
Riff
Head
Riff
Head
Riff
Trumpet solo (4)
Riff
Alto sax (4)
Riff
Tenor sax (4)
Riff
Piano solo (2)
Riff
Head
Riff
Head
Riff
Coda (12)

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Chords used

G7 x4
Gm7 x2
G7 x2
D7#9
Eb7#9
D7#9
F
G
F
G