The Wrong Blues

Here’s an interesting song.  Its form is AABA, but the harmonic rhythm makes the sections blend into each other in a way that obscures that form on first listen.  Although the song is basically in C major, it never comfortably resolves to that key for more than one bar.  The second A section even takes an extra four bars to pass through Ab major on the way to the bridge in C minor/Eb major.  I first heard it on a Bob Brookmeyer record dedicated to the music of Alec Wilder.


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