West End Blues Part 1

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  • West End Blues
    • Melody
      • Strain 1
        • Trumpet melody
          • Arpeggiated ending
        • Clarinet in harmony with tune
        • Trombone has sustained notes
      • Introduction
        • Trumpet solo at beginning
          • Cadenza
          • Improvised and decorated
          • Virtuosic
          • Wide range (Over 2 octaves)
      • Strain 2
        • Trombone melody
          • High range
          • Plunger mute
          • Glissanods
          • Vibrato
      • Strain 3
        • Clarinet and **** singing
          • Low clarinet range - opposite of dixieland
          • Voice mimicking clarinet sound
      • Strain 4
        • Piano solo
          • Virtuosic and free
          • Improvised
          • Scalic runs
          • Wide range
          • 3 chromatic crotchets at end
      • Strain 5
        • Trumpet melody again
          • Higher octave
            • Further away from main tune
              • More improvisation
            • Starts with a high, held dominant pedal
      • Coda
        • Short piano solo
        • Finishes with trumpet tune
          • Whole band finish on last chord together but come in gradually from where the trumpet starts the tune
    • Harmony
      • Sustained accompaniments on solos
        • Trombone and clarinet
        • Comping piano chords
        • Repeated chords in rhythm section
          • I, I, I, I, IV, IV, I, I, V, V, I, IV
            • 12 bar blues
      • Pause near beging
        • Tutti = dominant triad with augmented 5th
      • Bar 54 (End of piano solo)
        • Consecutive chromatic crotchets
          • Cm, B, Bb
    • Tonality
      • Eb major throughout
    • Structure
      • Contrasting strains
        • Trumpet + Piano
      • Introduction (Bars 1-6.3)
        • Trumpet cadenza (Unusual start in jazz)
        • Strain 1  (Bars 6.4-18)
          • Trumpet melody
          • Strain 2  (Bars 17.4-30)
            • Trombone melody
            • Strain 3  (Bars 30.4-42)
              • Clarinet + **** singing
              • Strain 4  (Bars 43-54)
                • Piano solo
                • Strain 5  (Bars 54.4 - 62)
                  • Trumpet melody
                  • Coda
                    • Piano solo then trumpet
                    • Coda is an extension of the 12 bar blues

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