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July 2014 Come Rain or Come Shine

Sue

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Big Martin has passed the baton to me for this month and I've chosen Come Rain or Shine.

I don't know if it's strictly a ballad, although there are many beautiful ballad versions out there. I first heard it in the Bette Midler film "For The Boys' in the 90's and have loved it since then. It's been recorded by a lot of the greats and I hope you'll find (or already know) a version that inspires you to record something for us to hear.

More info here http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/comerainorcomeshine.htm

Some of my favourites

http://youtu.be/myOM-1FKuII - Ray Charles live recording. Great sax solo at about 3.30, listen out for Ray going "hee, hee, hee" after the sax ends :)

http://youtu.be/p4HACt_TqD4 - BB King & Eric Clapton - some fine blues and a bit of slow hand

http://youtu.be/7OJOocYKZFk - Frankly, what can I say?

Other great vocals by Sarah Vaughan, Bette Midler, Chet Baker, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday.

Some of my favourite instrumental versions:

http://youtu.be/6gTiRC4br14 - David Sanborn

http://youtu.be/Iq56oAQrFWA - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

http://youtu.be/X3RXPmm_C70 - Zoot Sims

and favourite of all the wonderful Art Pepper - http://youtu.be/Ky-XaM-rZ3s

I hope you like it and that you'll post a recording Come Rain or Come Shine (groannnnn)

Files kindly supplied by Chris and are here:

https://app.box.com/s/eeefiom3dl1lnm5pnt2m

There are two tracks one @90 and one @125, both have two bar intros but the ballad version has x2 choruses and the other x3 choruses, chords follow the real book.

Sue :)

For some reason the videos wouldn't embed is it me?
 

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Thank Colin, I love that Art Blakey version and would love to hear your take on it. I'll her aiming for something slow and easy.
 

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I'm a lover for the other Art :)

Good pick Sue :thumb:
 

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Should be a fun month Sue:sax:
 

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Should be a fun month Sue:sax:

I hope so. It would be great to hear lots of different takes. I've been looking at the lead sheet and see there are a couple of 2 5 1's where I can use Aldevis' guidance from the IOTM thread in the improv part. In theory anyway - lol
 

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Nice choice Sue, din't realize 'til BOTM was posted that I have 7 different versions of this tune in my iTunes library. My fav most listened to is Sanborn on Pearls.

Regards Al
 

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When I started looking I found loads more recordings than I'd heard. It's been featured in a few films too. That Sanborn recording is lush isn't it? Look forward to hearing your take on it
 

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I hope so. It would be great to hear lots of different takes. I've been looking at the lead sheet and see there are a couple of 2 5 1's where I can use Aldevis' guidance from the IOTM thread in the improv part. In theory anyway - lol

If I recall correctly the Bulleid West Country and Battle of Britain class locomotives were 4-6-2...


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Not sure how a 2-5-1 works ... :headscratch:
 

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If I recall correctly the Bulleid West Country and Battle of Britain class locomotives were 4-6-2...


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Not sure how a 2-5-1 works ... :headscratch:

Haha, nor am I mark, I just make it up as I go along, read a bit more theory, get more confused, blow some notes and get back on the hamster wheel of confusion. I hope you'll have a go as I always like to hear how much you improve month by month. Hope all is well and dandy down in the deep south of Spalding. :)
 

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Haha, nor am I mark, I just make it up as I go along, read a bit more theory, get more confused, blow some notes and get back on the hamster wheel of confusion. I hope you'll have a go as I always like to hear how much you improve month by month. Hope all is well and dandy down in the deep south of Spalding. :)

The sun is shining down here in the Deep South :) Will start 'work' on your inspired choice later. It looks as though this one has been designed to give us plenty of 'toungeing' practice... lots of repeated notes but at least the key is not too tricky.
 

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Glad to hear it, about both the sun and you're recording.

It's a nice key and there's a good analysis of the structure (if you're into that kind of thing) here http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/comerainorcomeshine.htm I always find repeated notes quite challenging to try and make them musical and it's interesting listening to the different approaches.

Have a sunny day - I'm booking my place in front of the tv this afternoon for Wimbledon men's quarter finals, so best get the gardening gloves on now and look lively :)
 

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Oh thanks Al a great start to the month. Sounds great on the phone so look forward to hearing it again on 'proper' speakers. I liked your approach to the repeated notes.
 

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Thanks Nick, that another new one to me. Loved it. Funnily enough I was reading an article in CASS earlier by Richard Ingham and he said (if memory serves me right) that Sonny Stitt gave up alto playing in Charlie Parker's era as he felt no other alto player could compare. If i could play a tiny bit as well as Stitt I'd be one very happy person :)

Here's a bit of bari for you http://youtu.be/XN4R-uvb258 - still can't embed :(
 

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Late mate of mine, Pete Coe, arranged to have lessons with Sonny Stitt in New York. Pete was playing on the transatlantic boats at the time. He went to Stitt's apartment for the first lesson, rang the bell. Door opened a few inches and Mr. S asked if he'd bought the money. Pete handed over the dollars and SS handed back a Parker album. "Come back when you've learnt this" was the instruction then the door closed. Pete never went back but enjoyed the album for the next several years. I often wondered what lesson 2 would have been.
 
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