Friday, April 7th, 2017 10:10 PM
I usually write these first thing in the morning--well, third or fourth(maybe fifth), but still an a.m. activity. A happy-hour gig tonight, just two hours. But a different show.
The R & B trio I've been working in has become a quartet. The vocalist/keyboardist has been replaced by two people doing vocals and keys respectively. It's all good, but different. We have a walk-on theme for the vocalist when she begins and ends her set.
Personally, I think everyone in this world should have his or her own personalized walk-on music. This was the source of some jocularity on the bandstand tonight..
I've been learning a difficult tune these past two days. Coltrane's 26-2. It's a reharmonization of Charlie Parker's Confirmation, which is itself a remelodization of some-damn-tune-I'm-not-sure-which-one. Tricky, angular changes. This tune is so tough, it's like the changes have changes.
There was a line on a show I like, which was to this effect. 'That corporation is so tough, their Lawyers have Lawyers'.
Somehow this makes sense to me, but maybe that's just me. Anyway, I guess that's my news for now. Thanks for reading, whoever-reads-this. More later.