Harmony #7A – Moon Dreams

Sorry it has been a while since the last post. In the next couple of posts I'll be looking at the opening of the Birth of the Cool classic Moon Dreams. For my harmonic definitions have a look at a previous post. Bars 1-4 The chords above the bass are the ones that are included … Continue reading Harmony #7A – Moon Dreams

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Re-composition #5 – My Man’s Gone Now D

The next two posts will continue the comparative analysis of My Man's Gone Now. These will focus on the harmonic differences between the original and the arrangement. I will just select a few phrases that outline most of the important differences between the two. I have transposed the examples from Gil's arrangements up a tone … Continue reading Re-composition #5 – My Man’s Gone Now D

Re-composition #5 – My Man’s Gone Now B

This post is a continuation of a comparison between Gershwin's original aria and Gil Evans' arrangement/re-composition. The next two posts will focus on melody and rhythm. I have transposed the Gil Evans version to allow for easier comparison with the Gershwin original. Refer to the first post of this series to see how the form … Continue reading Re-composition #5 – My Man’s Gone Now B