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New arrangement of Honeysuckle Rose -- advice

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Aaron Saunders, Oct 20, 2004.


  1. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    I'm doing a new arrangement of Honeysuckle Rose to record for my demo, with the following lineup --

    Guitar
    Bass
    Trumpet
    Piano
    Vocals
    Drums

    My question -- should I go for a kind of Jaco-Herbie kind of feel with a Fender Rhodes piano, hot staccato bassline, muted trumpet, etc., or a traditional 30's jazz feel with walking bass, George Benson-style guitar line, etc.?

    All of the musicians involved are more than good enough to handle both styles, so ability isn't part of the equation. I was totally originally intending it to do it as the classic thirties thing until the possiblity to use a Fender Rhodes popped up. I've also been listening to the Jaco debut CD a lot lately, as well as the spacier Miles Davis, Herbie, Chick Corea Elektrik Band, etc. so this is also prompting this uncertainty.

    Any advice? I'd definitely appreciate any opinions.