Archive for November, 2009

Grant Green: Brazil

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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This is the opening line to Grant Green’s solo on Brazil. Wonderful track.  
Interesting how he puts his line together. If you reduce this to only include the melody notes found on beats 1 & 3 of each bar you would, I believe, hear the essential line. Not sure if you would call this a guide tone. I’d imagine yes. Regardless, the way he connects these notes using chromaticism and targeting is a study in “bop”. Thoughts?