improv challenge #849 Printemps Footsie (i was paid to say that... )

monte merrick

Most Honored Senior Member
something a little fancier this week, to help with winter doldrums if you have them and whatever else you got if you got something else. where i come from it's called a panacea.



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have fun, enjoy yourselfs, and let's keep this on the up and up, okay... there're children watching. pancakes and mimosas* when we're through.


*non-alcoholic beverages can be substituted.
 

IsaiasO

Strat-O-Master
Jun 11, 2019
586
Maryland, USA
Ok...I'll go first.

This is the very first take, recorded with my NU-X Loop Core pedal with the sound coming directly from my Vox amp headphone out. I used my Strat (as you can very much discern), which has had a recent trem change, since I wrecked the first trem by over-torquing one of the string fasteners. The new one is black unlike the one in my profile pic.
The track was touched up a little in Amplitube 4 in post-production to make it sound more spacious and pretty. :)

As stated this is the actual very first take...so some of the footprints are misstepped. ;)



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Thanks, Monte!
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davidKOS

not posting these days
May 28, 2012
16,665
California
COol tune.

Just a few notes on the chord changes on the bridge/turnaround part:


"As you may know, the chords to measures 9 and 10 appear a number of different ways in different publications."

"

From the "Footprints" bio mentioned above:
| F#m9 B(+5, +9) | E7+9 A(+5, +9, +11) | (note: no 7 shown on the B or A chords)
From the Sher New Real Book, vol. 1:
| F#m11(b5) F13(#11) | E7alt A7alt | or alternatively,
| F7(#11) E7(#9) | D7alt G7#5 |
Aebersold vol. 33:
| F#m7b5 B7+9 | E7+9 A7(+5, +9) or Eb7#11 |
Colorado Cookbook:
| Gbm7b5 F7#11 | E7#9 A7alt | or alternatively, with a 4 against 6 feel:
| Dbsus/Ab Csus/Db Bsus/F3 Bbsus/B | Asus/E Absus/A Gsus/D Gbsus/G |
"The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book" (Hal Leonard)
| F7b5 F13 | E9b5 A9 |
Old (bootleg) Real Book:
| D7 | Db7 |
Jimmy Rowles (via David Ferris - see this discussion):
| F#m11 B7 | Fm11 Bb13(#11) |
Hal Leonard "Artist Transcriptions":
| D13 G9 | Em7b5 A7 |
Hal Leonard "6th Edition" Real Book:
| F#m7b5 F7#11 | E7b5(#9) A7b5(#9) |"




"But Shorter doubles the harmonic rhythm of the turnaround, and the progression reads: F♯m7(♭5), F7(♯11), Eaug7(♯9), A7(♯9), Cm7"


Just something to chew on.
 

stratobiker

Senior Stratmaster
Sep 16, 2011
2,403
France
A really enjoyable challenge! Thanks Monte.
This is not a tune that I was familiar with so I have spent a very pleasant morning reading up on it, teaching myself the melody, and recording this......


Intro
2 * Head
4 * Solo
2 * Head
Tags

I thought of the turaround bars as if they were | D7#11 | Db7#11 |

3 takes.....One for the melody at the start, one for the melody at the end, one for the improv solo.
 

IsaiasO

Strat-O-Master
Jun 11, 2019
586
Maryland, USA
A really enjoyable challenge! Thanks Monte.
This is not a tune that I was familiar with so I have spent a very pleasant morning reading up on it, teaching myself the melody, and recording this......


Intro
2 * Head
4 * Solo
2 * Head
Tags

I thought of the turaround bars as if they were | D7#11 | Db7#11 |

3 takes.....One for the melody at the start, one for the melody at the end, one for the improv solo.


Very excellent cover.

.
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
5,377
USA
something a little fancier this week, to help with winter doldrums if you have them and whatever else you got if you got something else. where i come from it's called a panacea.



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have fun, enjoy yourselfs, and let's keep this on the up and up, okay... there're children watching. pancakes and mimosas* when we're through.


*non-alcoholic beverages can be substituted.

This one’s gonna go well with lox and capers
 

monte merrick

Most Honored Senior Member
I forgot to add this from jazzbacks in the OP.

"Here is our backing track for Footprints by Wayne Shorter. Footprints is a 3/4 or 6/8 minor blues, modern jazz piece which was also recorded by Miles Davis. It is a popular crossover piece for blues/rock musicians to cross over into jazz."

and the pertinent lead sheet (oops)

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simoncroft

Still playing. Still learning!
Silver Member
May 30, 2013
19,185
SE England
Great track, Monte! Only just caught up with this. No problem with the time signature – it's got a great groove – but those changes will take me some time before I can fake them horribly. :p
 

dogletnoir

V----V
Nov 1, 2013
13,210
northeastern us
Oddly enough, the bassist i've been working with mentioned wanting to do this tune yesterday...
so...

... i just went for it here, one and done. Nowhere near 'correct', just having some fun.
Thanks for the jam, Monte!
(That Shorter solo, though... i definitely want to have a go at that at some point!)
 
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dogletnoir

V----V
Nov 1, 2013
13,210
northeastern us
COol tune.

Just a few notes on the chord changes on the bridge/turnaround part:


"As you may know, the chords to measures 9 and 10 appear a number of different ways in different publications."

"

From the "Footprints" bio mentioned above:

From the Sher New Real Book, vol. 1:


Aebersold vol. 33:

Colorado Cookbook:


"The Ultimate Jazz Fake Book" (Hal Leonard)

Old (bootleg) Real Book:

Jimmy Rowles (via David Ferris - see this discussion):

Hal Leonard "Artist Transcriptions":

Hal Leonard "6th Edition" Real Book:





"But Shorter doubles the harmonic rhythm of the turnaround, and the progression reads: F♯m7(♭5), F7(♯11), Eaug7(♯9), A7(♯9), Cm7"


Just something to chew on.
Proof that some things which may seem so simple on the surface can actually be rather complex.
:)
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
5,377
USA
something a little fancier this week, to help with winter doldrums if you have them and whatever else you got if you got something else. where i come from it's called a panacea.



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have fun, enjoy yourselfs, and let's keep this on the up and up, okay... there're children watching. pancakes and mimosas* when we're through.


*non-alcoholic beverages can be substituted.

The sheet music / key signature confuses me.

It says one sharp.

It says C instruments.

It says Bb instruments.

It says key of C minor (concert).

So . . . just play the chords?
 

monte merrick

Most Honored Senior Member
The sheet music / key signature confuses me.

It says one sharp.

It says C instruments.

It says Bb instruments.

It says key of C minor (concert).

So . . . just play the chords?
the first two lead sheets are for Bb and Eb instruments... the 3rd lead sheet, with the chords in C minor is the one to use... the confusion was mine... but i do believe that the actual key signature of 2 flats is a mistake on the lead sheet since C minor has 3 flats (Eb, Ab, Bb). (and to my ear the Ab sounds right in the melody and the A sounds wrong, but i die on no hills when it comes to theory or pitch.)
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
5,377
USA
the first two lead sheets are for Bb and Eb instruments... the 3rd lead sheet, with the chords in C minor is the one to use... the confusion was mine... but i do believe that the actual key signature of 2 flats is a mistake on the lead sheet since C minor has 3 flats (Eb, Ab, Bb). (and to my ear the Ab sounds right in the melody and the A sounds wrong, but i die on no hills when it comes to theory or pitch.)
Cool, thank you, Monte

Edit: So what is a “Bb instrument” and “Eb instrument”?
 
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davidKOS

not posting these days
May 28, 2012
16,665
California
uh...later....m6 chords and m11 chords. Like Cm 7 but the melody resolves to the F...and the chord has a m3rd, Eb, so the F is the 11th.

Like the Bb over the Fm7.
 
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monte merrick

Most Honored Senior Member
Ok...I'll go first.

This is the very first take, recorded with my NU-X Loop Core pedal with the sound coming directly from my Vox amp headphone out. I used my Strat (as you can very much discern), which has had a recent trem change, since I wrecked the first trem by over-torquing one of the string fasteners. The new one is black unlike the one in my profile pic.
The track was touched up a little in Amplitube 4 in post-production to make it sound more spacious and pretty. :)

As stated this is the actual very first take...so some of the footprints are misstepped. ;)


/
Thanks, Monte!
/
Very nice first take! You reminded me of Kenny Burrell at times!

the tune comes through ... your phrasing seems more fluid these days!
A really enjoyable challenge! Thanks Monte.
This is not a tune that I was familiar with so I have spent a very pleasant morning reading up on it, teaching myself the melody, and recording this......


Intro
2 * Head
4 * Solo
2 * Head
Tags

I thought of the turaround bars as if they were | D7#11 | Db7#11 |

3 takes.....One for the melody at the start, one for the melody at the end, one for the improv solo.
nice!! you really get going in your solo!! awesome!
Thanks Monte. Here is my feeble misstep:
A really interesting and inventive take on the tune Alan! i like it!
Oddly enough, the bassist i've been working with mentioned wanting to do this tune yesterday...
so...

... i just went for it here, one and done. Nowhere near 'correct', just having some fun.
Thanks for the jam, Monte!
(That Shorter solo, though... i definitely want to have a go at that at some point!)
see, this is why standards become standard ... look what you can do with them! i love how much this is and isnt the tune simultaneously... proving two things can exist in the same place at the same time. beautiful!!
 


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