Jazz solo analisis "What is this thing called love" Gary Burton

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					Solo analysis:

(1 – 8) The improvisation starts with a segment in which there is extensive use of
chromaticism. Using also the notes of the chords as starting and/or finishing point (e.g. the
first bar starts with Db which is the diminished fifth of the first chord and ends in G natural,
which is the tonic of the chord).

(9 – 12) In this section we can see further use of chromaticism, in groups of four notes
usually ascending, again, using the chord notes as starting and ending points. The rhythm
pattern is also very clear, as we see groups of triplets and eighth notes alternating
consecutively. This section is the first in which we can see syncopation of the notes, which
is used at the beginning of every four notes’ group.

(13-16) Here the rhythm pattern changes again, returning to almost purely eighth note
based, with the exception of the ending of every bar, which employs the syncopation to
introduce longer notes (a whole note and two quarter notes). In the first two bar we see the
use of the C Minor scale, which is replaced in the third and fourth bars by the C mayor
chord (each of its notes introduced with a chromaticism from below).

(17-24) This part B starts by introducing completely new rhythmic patterns (basically eighth
note-quarter note-eighth note-and then either another quarter note or a longer note) and
long intervals (sixths either mayor or minor). Other than that the only different part is the 22
bar, which consists mostly of C mayor scale notes and a small chromaticism between the
D and E.

(25-28)The first three bars pick up again the descending group motif first introduced in the
first bar of the solo. The fourth bar starts with a new rhythmic pattern which is carried away
into the next section.

(29-32) this last section starts by continuing with the same rhythmic pattern as the one in
bar 28, using once more the chord notes as starters and finishers in each individual
rhythmic group. One last syncopated C starts off the very last bar which consists of a
complete C mayor scale and three last notes which are G – F – E (natural) which
emphasize the mayor ending.

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