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Saud’s Song

This suspended blues is by pianist Kenny Barron, as recorded by the Sphere quartet.  I posted another blues by Charlie Rouse from this album back in October, and I’ll probably post a third by Buster Williams soon.  I like the way the melody centers around an A natural, which adds some bluesy dissonance when it clashes with the suspended 4ths of the F and Eb chords.

Saud's SongSaud’s Song

The Sequel

The Sequel

Here is an example of a very simple tune that’s fun to play through.  I like to pull this one out when I host jam sessions, though we don’t usually take it at full speed.

If you have an eye for such things, you have noticed this lead sheet was created in Finale.  I had a computer crash recently and lost a number of files, including my Sibelius program and any ability to edit my old charts in that format.  I’m currently teaching myself to use Finale efficiently, and soon will be able to post more detailed arrangements.