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SOTM - August 2016: Wave

Veggie Dave

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For some reason I've been chosen to host this month's SOTM, which it turns out I didn't really understand. Apparently when it says 'song' in the title, what it means is a proper song rather than a couple of bars of melody and then half an hour of self-indulgent finger wiggling. So, Billie's Bounce will have to wait another month before I get around to having another attempt at learning this classic.

As I now understand the concept behind the SOTM, this month you'll be pleased to hear that we're going to be doing a proper song - 'Wave' by the incredibly aggressive, hard-core metal band, Slipknot.

If you're a Bossa Nova fan and Hal Leonard collector, then you'll find this song in 'Bossa Nova - 10 Latin Jazz Favourites (Jazz Play Along Vol 40)'. If you're not, then @Chris has performed his usual magic and produced a couple of backing tracks - one with guitar, the other with the ever popular electric piano.

I do have two apologies to make, though:

  • I wrote this month's sheets so they may be dreadful and completely wrong.
  • The song's in D so that's E for the B flatters and B for the E flatters.

Take heart, however, because the song mostly repeats the same melody so while it may be in a less common key there's still no reason less experienced players can't have fun with this.

For the backing tracks and sheets:
Dropbox - Wave

Here's Antonio Carlos Jobim's original version:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6KDpB6skA4


And here he is with Herbie Hancock:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHQg2NZOTXE


Lastly, A bit of Stan Getz:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WctZJcPwnOQ
 

jbtsax

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Here is another nice alto version by Paul Desmond. Still having problems. Sorry. Let's try this one.

 
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Guenne

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@jbtsax Paul Desmond link doesn't work for me either.
I wonder if it's something to do with copyright in the USA and the UK.

Right.
Couldn't play it here in Austria.
Logged in with US IP (IPVanish), and voila....:)

Cheers, Guenne
 

jimmylh

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Here's mine. Just one chorus 'cause I don't know the changes well enough for a solo yet. If anybody likes this I could try again before the month's out.

 
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Chilli

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Great choice! That's a really nice tune.
Nice takes from all so far :)
I'll try and record it before the end of the month if I can.
Until then, and to be sure to participate: this was recorded a few months ago (and already posted somewhere on the forum). A different key and a somewhat different feel to it

 

rhysonsax

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Excellent tune and some nice versions so far.

My favourite performance is a live recording by Dexter Gordon from his superb album(s) Swiss Nights.


What a sound and what great music !

Rhys
 

Veggie Dave

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Until then, and to be sure to participate: this was recorded a few months ago (and already posted somewhere on the forum). A different key and a somewhat different feel to it

Aha! This is where I first hear the song.
 

rhysonsax

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If you're a Bossa Nova fan and Hal Leonard collector, then you'll find this song in 'Bossa Nova - 10 Latin Jazz Favourites (Jazz Play Along Vol 40)'.

Strangely I have got that book and CD and "Wave" isn't on it, but I know it usually is ! I wonder if there is a US version and a slightly different one for the rest of the world.

Rhys
 

Veggie Dave

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Oh. I got mine from a friend, but she is an avid song book collector who spends a lot of time in Latin America so it might not be a UK publication.

And having now checked Amazon UK, mine's quite different although the cover art's the same.

And having now looked on Amazon US, it turns out I've got an American version.
 

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