Music - Miles Davis 'All Blues'

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What type of jazz is 'All Blues'?
Modal Jazz
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What is the name of the album?
'Kind of Blue'
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When was 'Kind of Blue' released?
1959
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How many players is the band made up of?
Six - Sextet
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What are the frontline instruments?
Trumpet, alto saxophone and tenor saxophone
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What are the instruments in the rhythm section?
Piano, bass and drums
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The album had hardly any rehearsal. What information did Davis give the musicians?
The overall structure, basic chord sequence, main melodic idea and which mode or scale to improvise on
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What is the main structure known as?
A Head Arrangement
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What chord progression is the piece based on?
The 12-bar blues progression
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What is the main melody called and what is it played by?
The Head, played by the muted trumpet
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How long is the Introduction section? Frontline/Rhythm?
The first four bars, played by the rhythm section
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What is the order in the structure?
Introduction / Head 1 / Solos / Head 2 / Coda
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What instruments have a solo? How long do the solos last for?
Trumpet - 4 choruses / Alto sax - 4 choruses / Tenor sax - 4 choruses / Piano - 2 choruses
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What is the 12-bar blues sequence repeated througout the piece?
G7, G7, G7, G7, Gm7, Gm7, G7, G7, D7, Eb7/D7, F/G, F/G6
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All Blues is in G major with a flattened seventh. What is this note called in jazz?
A blue note
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What is the metre?
6/4
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What is the tempo described as?
Jazz waltz
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There is no syncopation. True or False?
False
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What type of quavers is 'All Blues' performed with?
Swing quavers
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How is the snare drum played at the start?
With wire brushes
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What does the bass play?
Pizzicato
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What is the trumpet played with for Head 1?
A Harmon mute
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The piano plays tremolo. What does this mean?
A quick and continuous repetition of two alternating notes
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The piano also begins comping with the solos. What does this mean?
Accompanying with chords and short melodic ideas
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