Monthly Archives: October 2017

Made in Sweden

Lately I’ve been listening to Jack McDuff’s Moon Rappin’ album while driving around.  It’s fun and funky, thanks in no small part to the spirited drumming of Joe Dukes.  This tune finds Joe taking a long, energetic solo while keeping the groove locked tight.

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Here’s a Tadd Dameron tune written over the changes to “Out of Nowhere”, one of only a few of these contrafacts I know (the others being Fats Navarro’s “Nostalgia”, Ornette Coleman’s “Jayne”, and Lennie Tristano’s “317 East 32nd Street”).  Can you think of others based on this chord progression?