Re: [Harp-L] Essential listening

On Apr 21, 2016, at 12:39 PM, Rick Dempster wrote:

> I have something of a problem with 'modern' jazz,

Actually this is still progressive. Not yet quite up to 'space cadet'. It had a head , several improv fact ALL harp and no other instruments, but it comes back to the
head on the tail out. 

> A lot of it sounds like
> wank to me (look that up in Australian slang if you don't get it) But David
> Therault's "The Deb" does it for me. I have the skills to imitate what he
> is playing, but only as a parrot.

Nothing wrong with that. I thought it was spectacular. 

> I don't really understand what is
> happening here. Is this a "blues"? (it's not "The Blues") ie a twelve bar
> that goes, basically I-IV-I-V-I (with maybe an implied VI-II-V-I in there
> somewhere)

It 'could' be a blues..if played slower.  The basics are there. 

> ?Is it in a minor key, or  major key? Is it in E major?

Sounds like CM to me. For chord changes you need a expert on that one.  I play it  along with a B3 player, but I use a chromo. lol.

> It's a
> bit esoteric for me.What are the chord changes here?
> RD
> PS Smojoe  - help!
> On 18 April 2016 at 15:52, Rick Dempster <rickdempster33@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Oh yes! Thanks for reminding me. This is an outstanding diatonic
>> performance.
>> RD
>> On 18 April 2016 at 12:31, <bad_hat@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Magic Dave Therault, The Deb

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