Thursday, December 23, 2010

Idris Ackamoor

This is the first track from a 2006 retrospective of Ackamoor's work. Please support Ackamoor's work by buying the compilation here:

Idris Ackamoor - The Shepherd's Tune

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Annette Peacock

I'm on my way out the door but here's a transcription of Kid Dynamite I whipped up a while back.

Annette Peacock - Kid Dynamite

This tune, like many of Annette's, has been recorded numerous times by Paul Bley. A quick search on Discogs or Allmusic will give you some leads.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Annette Peacock

Annette Peacock - Mr. Joy

This tune was a staple of Paul Bley's live book throughout the 1960's and was recorded numerous times. It's one of Peacock's most poignant tunes, the existentialist lyrics juxtaposed with a very sing-songy melody in G major. It has also been covered by Affinity, and Norwegian vocalist Karin Krog.

The Affinity version has an E minor vamp out front, and features completely different lyrics.

Paul Bley - "Copenhagen & Haarlem" (Arista, 1975)
Paul Bley - "Mr. Joy" (Limelight, 1968)
Paul Bley - "Turning Point" (IAI, 1975)
The Paul Bley Synthesizer Show (Milestone, 1971)
Karin Krog - "Joy" (Sandem, 2008 reissue)
Affinity - "Affinity" (Paramount, 1970)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Don Cherry

Quick update. The first of 2010! Hopefully I'll be adding more charts as the year comes to an end.

Don Cherry - There Is The Bomb

This is my interpretation of the composition, based on the common points between all iterations of the melody. They're all slightly different of course, but I think this is a pretty accurate summary. Thoughts?

Appears on:

Don Cherry - "Where Is Brooklyn?"