Orchestration #8B – Moon Dreams

This will be the final post concerning the opening of Moon Dreams. This post will look more closely at the the specific voicings and orchestration that Gil has utilized in the first few phrases of this classic arrangement. Bars 1-4 The general outlay of the voicings was discussed in the previous post. As can be … Continue reading Orchestration #8B – Moon Dreams


Voice Leading #1

Gil Evans was known for his excellent use of voice leading to create exciting inner parts that allows the performers to express themselves. The following examples show the use of "non-standard" chords that were most likely arrived at via voice leading. Good use of voice leading gives greater direction (and hence resolution) to the harmony. … Continue reading Voice Leading #1