Modal tunes

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Huna Funk, Mar 25, 2001.

  1. Huna Funk

    Huna Funk

    Dec 5, 2000
    On my never ending search of musical exploration I'm now looking to pick up some music that deals heavily with modes, if anyone cares to toss out some suggestions for me I'd greatly appreciate it.

  2. JazznFunk

    JazznFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Lakland Basses Artist
    Check out the entire Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" CD. You can get lead sheets for virtually every tune on that album so you can study & play along. "So What" from that CD is like the Free Bird of jazz... everyone knows it, and everyone's played it. <lol> Also, John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" is another creme' de la creme' of modal playing.

    Happy listening!
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...don't forget about 'Trane's "Impressions"(same changes as "So What"). ;)
  4. As mentioned before, Kind of Blue is the seminal modal jazz album. So What, the most famous song from that album utilizes the dorian mode, i think. I could be wrong though...
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    A lot of Freddie Hubbard's best(-known) tunes are also modal - like Sunflower, First Light and even some of the funkier stuff like Red Clay.
  6. Huna Funk

    Huna Funk

    Dec 5, 2000
    I'm off to see if I can find the stuff you've suggested. Keep em comming if anything else comes to mind.

    Thanks again.