BOTM: July '17 - If I Should Lose You

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  1. Veggie Dave

    Veggie Dave Well-Known Member

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    As Chris has ventured into somewhat uncharted waters with this month's Song Of The Month, and after Tiberius set quite a daunting challenge with last month's SOTM, this Ballad Of The Month is also a little bit different.

    I've chosen a song that can, and has been, played as everything from a laid-back ballad to a thousand notes a second bebop classic. And to reflect this, Chris has produced two different backing tracks.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you If I Should Lose You:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzCSvfcMdaA



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jI1x_W5SE



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QaDel8DLA


    If I Should Lose You.zip - contains both backing tracks and scores.

    Obviously I'm hoping to join in but having just moved house I don't have a practise area yet and all my recording stuff is, er, well, somewhere. :confused:
     
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    Colin the Bear Well-Known Member

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    That Sonny Stitt version sounds a lot like Parker. It's even track 06 on Parker with strings. I wonder if it's miscredited. It does happen on youtube.


    View: https://youtu.be/aqVQjRpVyRw
     
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    I've only found a couple of recordings of this song by 'Bird, none of which play the head as 'busily' as the Stitt version.

    That's not to say it isn't Parker or that it is Stitt, though.
     
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    Sounds exactly like Sonny Stitt to me.

    And it is - recorded with Hank Jones on the Album Sonny Stitt Plays: Sonny Stitt Plays - Wikipedia the CD also has a bonus track of another take of the same song.

    Rhys
     
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    Superb version of this nice song by Hank Mobley from one of his greatest albums:



    Rhys
     
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  7. U CAN CALL ME AL

    U CAN CALL ME AL Senior Member

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    This is a song I have 'done' recently. I have to admit I was moved almost to tears by this Chet Baker rendition towards the end of his life. The playing is not technically his best but, boy it is so emotionally charged, for me it stands out as a masterpiece. Al

     
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    I went to post this and got distracted, Chet's playing can be very emotional :)
    Jx
     
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    Never heard this tune before, but man this is just so good. I can't believe their are actually 12 people on u tube that didn't like it!
     
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    I'm not sure why, but it reminded me of the French musical comedy "Les parapluies de Cherbourg" composed by Michel Legrand who also did the music from the original version of "The Thomas Crown Affair".
     
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  12. U CAN CALL ME AL

    U CAN CALL ME AL Senior Member

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    Looks like I'm going to be first again well the house is empty and I'm playing around with a Marshall guitar effects pedal which is kind of nice. Single take, Leblanc Rationale alto Selmer S90 Legere Signature 3.
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    That's great!

    I thought the chord sequence would prove to be really hard to improvise over but you sailed through it. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks guys for bringing that tune and for your versions so far. I now have another tune to check I have properly dealt with my tenor leaks!

    I was getting desperate lately as I couldn't play anything right and started doubting my ability to master that beast until I discovered a few leaks. Palm keys and side Bb! It makes a world of difference and provided my wife lets me, I might get a chance to play this in the next few weeks.
     
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  17. Veggie Dave

    Veggie Dave Well-Known Member

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    I never envisaged hearing this played on sop. But it really works, doesn't it. :thumb:

    There's no shame in begging.

    Well, there is, but you get used to it. ;)

    I'm not sure I'd class that as rough. ;)
     
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    That's how much thought and planning goes into these threads behind the scenes.

    No, really. ;)

    Nice, with a lovely laconic feel to the solo, too. :thumb:
     
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  20. U CAN CALL ME AL

    U CAN CALL ME AL Senior Member

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    Many apologies Al, I hadn't realised you'd posted this.

    And yes, the sop works. I don't know why but it gave me images of winding coastal roads in southern France, filmed in Technicolor in the 60s.
     
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