“SERENADE TO A SOUL SISTER”, LEAD SHEET AND STANLEY TURRENTINE SOLO

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Horace Silver’s “Serenade To A Soul Sister” from his album by the same name, is a 24 blues waltz. Stanley Turrentine’s saxophone fits this style perfectly with his hard edged soul- blues concept. He had one of the most distinct saxophone sounds in jazz and influenced so many players… As I was transcribing this lead sheet I noticed some clashes between the melody and harmony. For example, on the E7 chord at bar 2, the melody sits on an “A”, the 11th. Usually, the 11th degree of a 7th chord is raised… A little later in the measure, the melody lands on the raised 7th which clashes with the flatted 7th of the chord. You will find these glitches in many compositions by Horace Silver. I think those rubs are intentional, I think they add a level of dissonance, friction and heat…

“SERENADE TO A SOUL SISTER”- MELODY AND STANLEY TURENTINE SOLO

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19. August 2013 by james
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