- The melody is simple and characterised by rising 6ths (from D to B)
- Followed by four solos: -Trumpet solo made up of syncopated solos. -Alto Saxophone solo -Tenor Saxophone solo -Piano solo
- 'All Blues' is based on the 12 bar blues chord progression.
- Head 1
- Solos for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone and Piano
- Head 2
- Coda (solo for Muted Trumpet)
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Harmony and Tonality, Rythme, Instrumentation
Harmony and tonality
- We can think of 'All Blues being in G major with a flattened 7th called ablue note.
- This has Mixolydian influence so is referred to as Modal Jazz.
- The tempo is Jazz Waltz and is in 6/4
- It is performed with swing quavers.
- Has frequent syncopation.
- The snare drum is played with wire brushes at the start of the piece.
- The bass plays pizzicato throughout the piece of music.
- The trumpet is muted.
- The piano plays tremolo at the start of the piece. Once the solos join in, the piano accompanies it with chords, this is called comping.
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