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Song for Bilbao (P. Metheny) - M. Brecker, et.al.

Discussion in 'Music Theory [DB]' started by Don Kasper, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    This tune was mentioned in a different Thread. Here is a quick sketch of the changes and the form.
    Note that the (basic) voicing for the C7 add4 and Gbmaj7 add#11 chord remains (essentially) the same - only the bass note changes. Bass notes have POWER!

    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
  2. jthisdell

    jthisdell Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Nice post, thanks for the chart, I've always loved that album!
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  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Rick Beato just posted a video of this song.

  4. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Very cool!
    I think McCoy Tyner is on this track, not J. Calderazzo.
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  5. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Great track on a great disc!
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  6. jthisdell

    jthisdell Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Don, thanks again for the chart, I had a lot of fun with this, especially on electric with some effects, octave, envelope, heavy compression.

    Yet another example of a jazz chart that sounds complicated and my ears can not figure the chords but if you have a good chart not too hard.
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  7. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    I have never looked at a chart for this, but always assumed it was written in a 3+3+2 division of 8th notes, sort of like a Bartok time signature, with the bridge in 6/8. Thanks for the chart!
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