Counterpoint #4 – Bass lines

Harmonically 'independent' bass lines in Gil Evans' music   Bass lines in Gil's music have been discussed a lot on this blog already (Counterpoint #1,#2 & #3). In this post I'll show some examples of counterpoint in the bass which is slightly detached harmonically from the rest of the ensemble. This could be with the … Continue reading Counterpoint #4 – Bass lines


Counterpoint #3 – Inner Lines

Use of counterpoint with inner parts Gil creates melodies on the inner parts or during long tones to provide interest and forward movement. As with previous counterpoint examples (#1 & #2), each line is interesting on its own and is almost always a self contained melody. The inner melody will often be played by a … Continue reading Counterpoint #3 – Inner Lines