[Harp-L] Minor chord solo

Richard Hunter rhunter377@xxxxx
Sun Mar 26 13:05:20 EDT 2017

> On Mar 25, 2017, at 8:33 PM, Sheltraw <macaroni9999 at xxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
> Anybody know of a great recorded solo (any instrument) over a single
minor seventh chord? One chord only.

Miles Davis's trumpet solo on "So What" from "Kind of Blue" is played over
two chords: D minor and Eb minor.  It's an AABA form, so 3/4 of the chords
are D minor--is that close enough?

anyway, it's a brilliant example of modal improvisation, in this case in a
Dorian mode.  I transcribed and annotated the piece for chromatic harmonica
in my book "Jazz Harp."

My upcoming record "The Lucky One" includes a performance of my piece "Put
The Lever Down."  Heavy funk rock, and the first half of the piece features
a harp solo over A minor 7.  (The second half has a solo over A minor and B
minor--two chords again!)  The record will be here in about 21 days, so
stay tuned.

 Regards, Richard Hunter

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