Piano part from Sharkskin Serenade

page one of the Piano part from Sharkskin Serenade

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Full details

This is my attempt at music in the Progressive Jazz style of the 1950s, when men wore buzz cuts, skinny ties, stingy-brim hats and sharkskin suits. (I still own two such suits, both purchased at pawn shops, but sadly, I’m unable to fit into either.)

The easiest way to view and hear this music is to play the video at https://youtu.be/iLbeSU_dt6w

If nothing else, I hope that this encourages young people to try making music in three – the forgotten meter. There’s much that can be done in triple meter – other than Ooom-pah-pah.

For the most part, the piece is in Dorian mode, but I cop-out at the end.

I invite all you hotshot instrumentalists out there in computerland to download the MIDI file of the piece, delete the saxophone track (which is excessively high), and record a better lead part on any instrument – flute, clarinet, soprano sax, cornetto, recorder, slide whistle, kazoo, &c.


Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Jazz music
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Licensing

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