Originally Posted by WhoIsTony?
whats up my felines ?
on the list of tunes for a gig tonight that I am subbing on is the Martin and Blane tune The Boy Next Door
in all my years of playing jazz gigs , and thousands of tunes called I have never had this tune called
just curious as to how you guys would approach this tune
the piece is in 3/4 but not real "waltzy "
I have heard it approached with brushes, and approached with sticks
not sure what tempo the band leader will call it at tonight , and I'm sure in the moment I will just make it happen like I always do.
but just wondering how some of you guys would approach this tune
for the record, no vocalist tonight all instrumental
I would absolutely approach the tune completely differently with a vocalist present
you gotta love these cold call situations us jazz musicians walk into frequently right?
all but one guy on the stand tonight will be complete strangers to me .....just another night as the office
I looked and don't have it either. I had to check out Youtube. I see what you mean about approaching it differently with a vocalist.
I don't know what instruments will be on the bandstand with you but I would approach it with brushes. All the versions I heard just seemed to be a brushes type of tune.
With that said, perhaps a Paul Motian type of thing would sound cool. Lots of colors on the cymbals, not really strict time keeping back there. It might make for a nice flowing arrangement.