Here is the Miles Davis version of this tune.
It is one of the hokey-ist standards going but sometimes the melody just gets in my head ...tis one of those...
It always makes me happy...kind of like Happy Birthday or some shit...lol...
The Miles version is classic...and when Coltrane arrives at 3:25 it always gives me a rush. What people must've thought back then about the way he approached this music.
So commonplace now because of him.
Anyway... I took the day off today...
I've had a chest cold that I have had a tough time shaking and woke up after a rough night and decided to burn a sick day....fuck it...
I don't feel like playing hero for a place that doesn't give two shits about its workforce.
Anyway ...over coffee I made a recording of my own version.
Very Hokey...but sometimes Hokey is just what the soul needs..
Bye Bye Blackbird
I used my Boss micro BR which allows you to multitrack.
I lay down the chords and then go back over and record the melody and improvised parts on top.
This is a fun little exercise that really makes me pay attention to things like metre and note choice.
Sometimes when I listen back to these types of things I want to kill myself...lol..but this one wasn't too bad.
This style of music is not for everybody but I will never get tired of these great old tunes.