1. Intro played by the rhythm section
2. Head 1 played by a muted trumpet (Miles D). Repeated twice with a riff in between.
3. Solos x4. trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, piano
4. Head 2, same as before
5. Coda played by the trumpet
FOLLOWS THE 12-BAR BLUES PATTERN
HEAD MELODY- simple, characterised by rising 6ths.
TRUMPET SOLO- short, syncopated motifs
ALTO SAX SOLO- quick, wide range, more virtuosic than the trumpet solo.
TENOR SAX SOLO- fast scales and quick runs, v virtuosic also.
PIANO SOLO- calmer, simple melody.
HARMONY AND TONALITY
-Based on a 12-bar blues sequence repeated througout the piece.
G7 G7 G7 G7
C7 C7 G7 G7
D7#9 E♭7#9 G7 G7
-A type of MODAL JAZZ.
-In G major (but with a flattened 7th note) / MIXOLYDIAN MODE.
1. Trumpet- Miles Davis
2. Alto Sax- 'Cannonball' Adderley
3. Tenor Sax- John Coltrane
1. Piano- Bill Evans (only rhythmic instrument to have a solo)
2. Double Bass- Paul Chambers
3. Drums- Jimmy Cobb
RHYTHM, METRE AND TEMPO
Frequent use of SWUNG QUAVERS and SYNCOPATION
Described as a 'jazz waltz'
Snare drum: played with brushes at the start and later changes to sticks.
Double bass: played pizzicato throughout.
Trumpet: played with a harmon mute for both of the head sections
Piano: plays tremolo at the beginning and once the solos begin it starts comping.