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

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

This post is a continuation of the previous one. It finishes the comparative analysis of the melody and rhythms in My Man's Gone Now. Theme C1 Gil changes the rhythm of the rising 'Ah' figure, and the target of the figure has been placed off the beat. Gil also adds a slight twist in the … Continue reading Re-composition #5 – My Man’s Gone Now C

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