Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tequila - Wes Mongomery Version

This is the version I'll play in class. If you listen carefully, you'll here the solo bass entrance and then the percussion entrances.  There's a feeling of syncopation, but your sense of "one" (if you're like me, following the bass) will be a bit offset. You think you feel the groove, you were lulled into the feel, thenWes makes his entrance with a pickup to "one" - wow, we've been tricked it seems.  But only musically.  And that's a nice way to be tricked.  Enjoy the performance! 

And here's the bass line notated, so you can see how it dances by the bar lines...we'll also discuss the approach to the percussion, but listen to the tune and see if you can find other versions of the song.  I like this one because it's a small group, yet the sounds and rhythms they create are very rich.

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