Harmony #6 – My Ship A

An excellent analysis of My Ship can be found online already. In the following harmonic analysis of the first A section of My Ship, I have categorized the functions of each chord to show how, and maybe why, Gil has inserted all the wonderful new chords into what is otherwise a simple starting harmony. As … Continue reading Harmony #6 – My Ship A


Re-composition #4 – Wait Till You See Her

Gil Evan’s was well known for his ability to take fragments of melody or harmony and make an entirely new piece from them. Some of his arrangements became so different from their original that the term re-composition becomes more appropriate. Wait Till You See Her from the album Quiet Nights however, is a case where Gil … Continue reading Re-composition #4 – Wait Till You See Her

Re-composition #3 – Concierto de Aranjuez B

This post is a continuation of an analysis of Concierto de Aranjuez. Be sure to read the first post if you haven't already, the basic differences in the arrangement are discussed there. Rodrigo's original from figure B The Cor Anglais returns as the strings and Guitar supply the accompaniment. The Guitar provides the forward momentum … Continue reading Re-composition #3 – Concierto de Aranjuez B