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  • November Recording Challenge 85 -🎬 Movies/Tv/Theatre 🎥


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    This months Recording Challenge comes from me, the topic is Movies/Tv/Theatre.

     Any song or tune that has been used in a film or a theatre production or a television program. As usual the "winner":will be picked at random and the prize is that they get to choose the topic for the next challenge.

    1. Wim VD1 playing “Tears in Heaven”

    2. 3rdwaverider playing “Here’s that Rainy Day” 

     

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    On 11/7/2020 at 2:57 PM, Wim VD1 said:

    "Tears in Heaven" is on Eric Clapton's soundtrack album "Rush" for the 1991 film of the same name.

    This is my attempt to cover this all-time classic in a solo fingerstyle arrangement.

    Wim.

    https://soundcloud.com/wim-van-damme-401299565/tears-in-heaven-ec

     

     

    Excellent Wim. Well done sir. N

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    This tune was composed for the broadway musical, Carnival in Flanders, by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen. The play opened in 1953 and ran for just six days. What is best remembered about the production is this tune from the second act.

    I became aware of 'Rainy Day' listening to a recording by Wes Montgomery on his Bumpin' LP. This chord melody arrangement was inspired by the first chorus of Kenny Burrell's cover on his LP, Soul Call. I recorded it for an audition for the Jazz Port Townsend Workshop in 2019.

    Thanks for listening!

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    Yowser David! Excellent recording and arrangement. You are an inspiration to any budding jazz student. How did your audition go? Sadly, the times prevent you from opportunities for public performance now. Good to hear from you again. Thanks for sharing.

    Greg

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    Thank you, Greg. It is good to be back.

    Auditions for Jazz Port Townsend are required for placement, not for admission. Guitarists were required to submit three tunes: a chord melody (Here’s That Rainy Day), a bebop tune (Have You Met Miss Jones), and  a jazz-blues (Sandu).  The recordings came out fine. But to my surprise we were asked to perform live in an combo setting upon arrival.  No sheet music - just folks calling tunes at random - with all the instructors in the audience.  I leaned real fast to call tunes I know!

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    On 11/22/2020 at 7:30 AM, 3rdwaverider said:

    Thank you, Greg. It is good to be back.

    Auditions for Jazz Port Townsend are required for placement, not for admission. Guitarists were required to submit three tunes: a chord melody (Here’s That Rainy Day), a bebop tune (Have You Met Miss Jones), and  a jazz-blues (Sandu).  The recordings came out fine. But to my surprise we were asked to perform live in an combo setting upon arrival.  No sheet music - just folks calling tunes at random - with all the instructors in the audience.  I leaned real fast to call tunes I know!

    Wow, tough for me to play without reference materials...such is the case of an aging brain. I’m lucky to play well even with them. Such a great test for you though. Congrats on the opportunity. Here’s hoping for more

    Greg

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    On 11/21/2020 at 12:07 PM, 3rdwaverider said:

    This tune was composed for the broadway musical, Carnival in Flanders, by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen. The play opened in 1953 and ran for just six days. What is best remembered about the production is this tune from the second act.

    I became aware of 'Rainy Day' listening to a recording by Wes Montgomery on his Bumpin' LP. This chord melody arrangement was inspired by the first chorus of Kenny Burrell's cover on his LP, Soul Call. I recorded it for an audition for the Jazz Port Townsend Workshop in 2019.

    Thanks for listening!

    Well done David; I'm into chord melody as well. Do you have a Lead Sheet for this great tune you can share? Thanks; Neil

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    Thank you, Neil. The chart I used is in The Real Book, Volume 1. The harmonized chord melody was an exercise I worked through with my teacher, when I was deep into learning altered chords. The key is to keep the melody on the uppermost note, either 1st or 2nd string, and find the chord shapes right underneath them. 

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