'All Blues' - Davis

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  • Created on: 02-02-16 10:46
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  • All Blues - Davis
    • Melody
      • The main melody and the solos are played over the 12-bar-blues chord sequence
      • Based on Mixolydian mode on G
      • Ornamented and combined riff improvisa-tions
    • Rhythm
      • Provides the harmony and rhythmic backgrounds
      • Provides the comping playing the background chords and rhythms
    • Structure
      • Intro -  Drums, bass riff, piano trill, alto and tenor sax riff in thirds
      • Head - This is where the original tune is played. Played on muted trumpet with a simple motif moving mainly by step
      • Link - Breaks up repetition of head and provides contrast
      • Head 1 - Same as first but melody is slightly more developed- ride cymbal is added by drums
      • Improvised Trumpet Solo - First solo performed by Miles Davis. Trumpet mute is removed. 4 repetitions of the 12-bar-blues sequence. Mixolydian mode on G
      • Improvised Alto Sax Solo - First solo performed by Miles Davis. Trumpet mute is removed. 4 repetitions of the 12-bar-blues sequence. Mixolydian mode on G
      • Improvised Tenor Sax Solo -4 repetitions of the 12-bar-blues sequence
      • Improvised Piano Solo - 4 repetitions of the 12-bar-blues sequence
      • Head 2 - Same as the first head, trumpet is muted again
      • Head 3 - Melody developed with more of a minor feel
      • Outro - Trumpet solo on the tonic G note, over the sax riff and the piano trill
    • Dynamics
      • Diminuendo in the fifth head
      • Mainly p throughout
    • Harmony
      • Extended traditional sequence by altering bars 9 and 10
      • Based around repeated 12-bar-chord sequence, with 4 linking sections between each section
      • Modal jazz
      • Repeated 19 times
    • Tempo
      • Feels like dotted rhythm
      • Jazz waltz
      • Time signature is 6/4
    • Texture
      • Made up of riffs
      • 3 riffs used
        • 1st - G D E D F D E D (played by the double bass)
        • 2nd - D B E C F D EC (played by alto and tenor sax in thirds)

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