Sunday, September 02, 2012

Groove o' the day: a Blue Note waltz

Let's do an easy one. Here's Billy Gene English sketching out a simple, Blue Note-y, quasi-Latin waltz on the tune Wavy Gravy, from Kenny Burrell's Midnight Blue:

Swing the 8th notes. You can think of this in 6/4, if you want. The bass drum on the track is basically inaudible, but it's fairly safe to assume it's there— after the opening vamp the bassist puts a big emphasis on 1, and I think English's bass drum is hiding behind it.

Audio after the break:

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