Question for Mr. Michael Weiss, chord changes to Riverbed
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:32 PM
I'm a really big fan, and I love your debut album on Criss Cross 'Presenting Michael Weiss', I was wondering if you could help me out to post the solo changes for Joe Zawinul's 'Riverbed'? I transcribed them, but I know I have a lot of mistakes..Such a swinging and beautiful record! Thanks so much!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:09 AM
Edited by AllenLowe, 10 April 2012 - 06:09 AM.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:17 PM
This'll still give you the F#/Gb but with the emphasis on a diminished-ish sound (thanks to the Eb instead of an E-natural rather than the whole-tone thing that a #11 auto-triggers in a lot of players.
And for a shell voicing, the Ebm6 gives you that. Let the bass play the D.
Pretty sure Duke used something like this more than once...
Edited by JSngry, 10 April 2012 - 03:21 PM.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:34 PM
as long as we're asking chord changes - Bob Neloms once told me that HE was told that only Duke Ellington knew the secret of the second change in A Train, and that according to John Lewis, HE was the only one who knew this, and it was not, of course, a simpe 2/7 chord; can you enlighten us without having to kill us all afterwards?
Billy Strayhorn, the composer, didn't know the "secret"? All this talk above about Duke using something like this and that seems to suggest that many think that's the case and that Duke is the ultimate creator here. Or am I missing something ? In any case, a look at Walter van de Leur's excellent "Something To Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn" will reveal that even though we know that "A Train" was Strayhorn's, many other well known "Ellington" compositions and arrangements were wholly Strayhorn's work, not only in terms of provenance but stylistically as well, though of course the distinctive sound of the orchestra, which was Duke's doing, gives an Ellingtonian shading to most everything. BTW, I agree with Chuck's view that Ellington was the greater composer; it's just that Strayhorn was his own man, not an Ellington acolyte.
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