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August 2014 Willow weep for me

Guenne

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Hi,

as Sue asked me to pick a tune for August (thanks), my first thought was something like "Maxine" by Donald Fagen :)
But then I decided to take something which seems in my opinion more "open" to different styles of playing.

Some facts about the tune:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willow_Weep_for_Me
As mentioned, Clint Eastwood plays it on piano in the movie "In the line of fire".
Maybe it's just coincidence, but take a look at this:


Some versions:
Lady Day:

Wes Montgomery (Wow!)

Stanley Turrentine (Double Wow!)

I have made 2 versions with BiaB, I hope they are good enough.
One version is more traditional, one is a "smooth" version. Each version comes with 2 oder 3 chorusses.
I have also included a C, Bb, and Eb sheet.
If someone needs a version for French Horn in F please let me know...
I have also included the Biab-file.
If you need a different version, faster or slower, just tell me.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/evnqq208311lwg6/AACcYDWXKz1mBKGanUStaI8fa

To download it, just klick on the link above, then Right klick/Save

I will listen to every version.
I am not sure if I can do a version myself right now as will spend some days in the Tyrolean mountains from Saturday on, but i surely will later in August.

Have fun!

Cheers, Guenne
 
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Chris

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Great call Guenne, it should be a fun month.

Chris..
 

saxplorer

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Agree, great pick. I may just be tempted to leap back in with this one, after sitting out a good few months. And I've vowed to show my Alto a little love. It was complaining of being neglected.

On my first run through, though, I misread the chord E6 as Eb ... so it sounded a little odd ... watch out for that one, folks! :oops:
 

mrpeebee

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That's a nice pick. Never played it before, but will try to post something this month.

Here is a great version from Ike Quibec:
 

Guenne

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Nice one, jimmylh. With old Hal Leonard :)
One question:
Are you doing the vibrato with the diaphragm, like flute players do?

Cheers,
Günter
 

jimmylh

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Nice one, jimmylh. With old Hal Leonard :)
One question:
Are you doing the vibrato with the diaphragm, like flute players do?

Cheers,
Günter

Thanks. Yep, I'm doing the diaphragm vibrato on the long low E's. It just seems natural for me on that particular song.
 

Guenne

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Wonderful melancholic mood, sometimes deserves to be played still more laid back IMHO .
Great!

Cheers,
Guenne
 

MLoosemore

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Two lovely versions already. Slight delay at this end.... having all my windows replaced and it wouldn't be fair to the neighbours to play anything until we are soundproofed again. Laters...
 

Luc

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Nice versions Jimmy Chris and Colin. Very nice backing track Guenne, I am going to give a try to this one.

Here it's done https://soundcloud.com/luc-vergely/willow-weep-for-me

Will try to do better along the month
 
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Guenne

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Hey,
great that so many members have participated already.
I think I will have the opportunity to steal ideas before presenting my version, hehe.
If someone needs the tune in a different key just send me a PM.
@colin, Luc:
Enjoyed it!

Cheers,
Guenne
 

Guenne

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Hey,
there are lots of wonderful versions.
But I learned there is a limit of 5 embedded media links in one posting inside the forum.
BTW:
When embedding a youtube video here, remove the "s" from "https" in the link, and the youtube window will show up in the posting.

Cheers,
Guenne
 
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trimmy

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When a new BoTM is introduced i check to see if these ladies have done a version...
And this lady
 

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